Enrol for September 2021

To secure your place on a course you must enrol online.  Below are some simple instructions and FAQs on how to enrol online from the comfort of your own home and help you on your way to become a student at Northern Regional College.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or would like to discuss your application with a member of staff please contact admissions@nrc.ac.uk.

Already Applied?

Enrol Online

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, email careers@nrc.ac.uk

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 shortlist by clicking ADD COURSE TO SHORTLIST.
  2. You can add up to five courses to your shortlist. When you have finished adding courses to your shortlist, 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 2021/22 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.

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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.

  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.

How to upload results or your ID.

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.

Accepting an Offer

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 SHORTLIST. 
  2. You can add up to five courses to your shortlist.  When you have finished adding courses to your shortlist, 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 require the preferences of your application:

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Homepage"
  3. Scroll to the "Send a comment, question or feedback" area
  4. Select the "Applications - assistance required" category
  5. Let us know in the comments the order you would like your applications to follow, for example: "Please can you change my application for Health and Social Care to my first choice, Hair and Beauty as my second choice, and Applied Sciences as my third choice."  

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

Some students may be eligible to financial assistance to cover transport costs. You can view all the relevant information regarding this at the Education Authorities (EA) website.

To check your eligibility and/or apply for transport assistance please visit the Education Authority website to complete an online application.

Applications for further Education transport assistance are due to open on 12 August 2021, all applications must be submitted through the EA website.

Applicants/students on the Training for Success programmes are not eligible for a travel pass.

The Education Authority (EA) for Northern Ireland is responsible for assessing 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 at the Education Authorities website

You can apply for Free School Meals via the EA website:

Application Form for Free School Meals 

Applicants/students on the Training for Success programmes are not eligible for free schools meals.

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 30th August:

  • Inclusive learning courses (Route2Work, Aspire2Work and Transition2College).
  • Further Education/Traineeship induction Year 1.

Week Commencing 6th September:

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

Week Commencing 13th September:

  • All part-time and full-time Higher Education (new students and returners).

Week Commencing 20th 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.  Please either contact us by telephone or email admissions@nrc.ac.uk.

We will endeavour to accommodate walk-ins however due to Covid-19 restrictions we would advise if you need to speak in-person to a member of our staff please book an appointment through our online booking system.  

Please note that you can enrol from home.  Below are useful contacts:

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