Website search function

Enrol for September 2022

It's not too late to apply!

We have limited places available on our courses ranging from Level 2 to Level 6 across our campuses starting in September.  Whether you want to climb the career ladder, change your career direction, progress to university and/or employment or just learn something new for fun, we have a course for you! 


Already Applied?

Enrol Online

To secure your place on a course you must enrol online after you submit your application.   

Login to the application portal 

  1. Review your application(s) – if you would like to change or withdraw your application(s) contact admissions@nrc.ac.uk
  2. Select your course preference – e.g. 1st or 2nd choice.  Enrolment will be based on your highest preference, where possible.
  3. Accept or reject your offer - if you have not already done so.

When you receive your results, you are now ready to enrol online:

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Evidence" from the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the webpage
  3. Select "Evidence Type"
  4. Select the "Choose Files" button in the "File(s) To Upload" section.
  5. Select the file you need to upload
  6. Select "UPLOAD". NOTE: The results you have uploaded must match the information you have provided within the qualifications section of your application.

Please ensure you have uploaded the following information:

Curriculum staff will now validate your results. If you have met the entry requirement and there are places left on your first preference course you will then be enrolled onto this course and contacted by the College with your induction information. Where there are more applicants than places on the course we will contact you.

I’ve applied but don’t meet the entry requirements

If you haven’t achieved the entry requirements for the course you have applied for, don’t worry, there are other courses and options that can be discussed with a member of our careers team either via email careers@nrc.ac.uk or call into your local campus.

If there is another course you would like to apply for, please follow these steps:

  1. Use the search box to find courses that you would be interested in applying for at www.nrc.ac.uk. Add the course you would like to apply for to your basket by clicking ADD COURSE TO BASKET.
  2. You can add up to five courses to your basket. When you have finished adding courses to your basket, select Apply Now and you will be redirected to the online admissions portal.
  3. You will need to log in to your account.
  4. Check all the information we have for your application is correct.
  5. Upload a copy of your ID and exam results.
  6. Select submit application.
  7. Select your course preference – i.e First or Second choice.

Not Yet Applied?

Don’t panic! You can apply online today for all full-time and part-time courses at nrc.ac.uk. Choose from a wide range of courses and subject areas including:

Access to University
Built Environment, Engineering & Science
Business and Computing
Counselling
Creative Industries – TV & Film, Performing Arts, Digital Media
Essential Skills/GCSE/ESOL
Hair and Beauty
Health and Social Care, Childcare
Hospitality, Tourism & Sport
 

When you submit your online application, you will receive an email that the College has received your application. You should now continue to enrolment by following the steps outlined above in “Already Applied?”

Returning Student

You don’t have to do anything as returning students are automatically pre-enrolled onto the next year of your course. We will contact you in late August with your start date for the 2022/23 academic year.

Need Help?

Application/Technical enquiries – admissions@nrc.ac.uk
Careers enquiries – careers@nrc.ac.uk
Education support – educationsupport@nrc.ac.uk
Student Finance – studentfinance@nrc.ac.uk
Student Support – student.support@nrc.ac.uk
Exams (Ballymena/Magherafelt) – ta.exams@nrc.ac.uk
Exams (Newtownabbey) – na.exams@nrc.ac.uk
Exams (Coleraine/Ballymoney) – cr.exams@nrc.ac.uk

Good luck with your results!  We look forward to you joining us at Northern Regional College.

#gofurthergohigher

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Follow the simple steps at how to apply.  

You can access the application portal at: https://ebsontrackprospect.nrc.ac.uk

You will need your username and password.

Your username was sent to you in an email when you applied. Please check your spam and junk folders for this.

Email servicedesk@nrc.ac.uk to request a password reset or alternatively email admissions@nrc.ac.uk and a member of the admissions team will forward on your request. Please keep an eye on your emails as the link you will be provided to change your password will expire.

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Evidence" from the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the webpage
  3. Select "Evidence Type"
  4. Select  the "Choose Files" button in the "File(s) To Upload" section. 
  5. Select the file you need to upload
  6. Select "UPLOAD" 

NOTE: The results you have uploaded must match the information you have provided within the qualifications section of your application.

Updating Contact Details

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Personal Details"
  3. Update as necessary
  4. Select "SAVE" 

Please note: it is vital that you keep your email address and mobile phone number up to date so the College can contact you regarding your application.

If there is another course you would like to apply for, please follow these steps:

  1. Use the search box to find courses that you would be interested in applying for. Add the course you would like to apply for to your shortlist by clicking ADD COURSE TO BASKET. 
  2. You can add up to five courses to your basket.  When you have finished adding courses to your basket, select Apply Now and you will be redirected to the online admissions portal.
  3. You will need to log in to your account
  4. Check all the information we have for your application is correct
  5. Upload a copy of your ID and exam results
  6. Select submit application
  7. Select your course preference – i.e First or Second choice

If you wish to change your application preference/s.

Step 1:  Login to the online admissions portal 
Step 2:  Scroll through your homepage to the section Send a comment, question or feedback
Step 3:  Select Applications – assistance required
Step 4:  In the comments section identify each course and its corresponding campus along with your preference choice.

Alternatively, please contact our admissions team stating your full name and identify each course and its corresponding campus along with your preference choice.

Applications for Transport Assistance are in respect of FULL-TIME attendance at a Further Education College. 

You can view the eligibility criteria at the Education Authority (EA) website by selecting “Home to School Transport” and “Home to School Transport Information and FAQs”. 

Applications for the academic year 22/23 will open at 12 noon on 25th August 2022 and must be submitted through the Education Authority website.

Transport Assistance for Further Education Students

The Education Authority (EA) for Northern Ireland is responsible for assessing the eligibility for Free School Meals based on Department of Education (DE) / Department for the Economy (DfE) criteria.  You can view all the relevant information regarding this and apply for Free School Meals at the Education Authorities website.

There are a range of funds you can apply for to help you with course related costs. Funding applications are assessed using guidance issued by the Government and most are based on personal circumstance such as income thresholds. The Student Finance Team can assist you with financial matters and help you to apply for any appropriate grants or awards that are available.  For further information visit our student finance section or email studentfinance@nrc.ac.uk

If you require support from the College with your educational needs you can completed an online referral form. The Education Support team will then contact you to discuss your needs and how we can best meet them or alternatively email educationsupport@nrc.ac.uk and one of the team will be happy to help you. 

We look forward to welcoming you onto campus in September to commence your studies with us. 

For your information, courses are planned to start induction on the following weeks:

Week Commencing 29th August:

Inclusive learning courses (Route2Work, Aspire2Work and Transition2College).
Further Education Year 1 students

Week Commencing 5th September:

Returning full-time Further Education students, e.g. Year 2 students.
Work Based Learning Year 1 students
Inclusive learning courses (WorkReady and Transition2Work).

Week Commencing 12th September:

Work Based Learning (returners)
All part-time and full-time Higher Education (new students and returners).

Week Commencing 12th September:

All part-time Further Education.

You will receive an email in due course from your course coordinator with further details on your specific course start date (date, time, campus etc). Please check your emails regularly.

Prior to attending College induction, please familiarise yourself with the College’s Student Guide for commencing studies, which can be accessed on our dedicated webpage. We would draw your attention specifically to the most recent advice on face coverings and the fact that the College is now a Smoke Free environment.  

If you are experiencing any problems with your online enrolment we would be happy assist you.  You can contact us by telephone, email admissions@nrc.ac.uk or call into your local campus where our friendly staff will be on hand to help.

You can drop in to any of the enrolment and registration sessions.

Enrolment & Registration Sessions – ESOL (New students)

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Monday 12 September: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Tuesday 13 September: 9.30am-12.30pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm
Wednesday 14 September: 9.30am - 12.30pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm

Newtownabbey  
Monday 12 September: 9.30am – 12.30pm 

Coleraine 
Monday 12 September: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 14 September: 9.30am – 12.30pm 

Magherafelt 
Wednesday 21 September: 6.30pm-9.30pm