Frequently asked questions
Studying at college is different from going to school or sixth form. Here’s some of the questions we get asked from prospective students – and the answers:
How do I apply for a course?
Simply find the course you’re looking to apply for and click ‘Apply Online’ to add it to your basket. Once you’ve applied, we will invite you for an interview and offer you a place on a course, or refer you to another course, if necessary.
When will my interview be?
Most of our interviews are held between December and May – we will send you a letter with the exact time and date. If you can’t make it, give us a call and we will reschedule it for you.
What if I change my mind before I enrol?
You can add more courses to your application form – simply find the course you’d rather study, add it to your basket and log-in to your applicant account. When you come in for an interview, you can let us know you don’t want to proceed with your previous application.
When does my course start?
Start dates for courses are usually in September. Once you have been offered a place, we will get in touch with you to advise you of your enrolment dates in August and September.
Once you’ve enrolled, we will give you the exact start dates and times for your chosen course. Most of our courses follow our main term dates.
When will I have classes?
Classes usually take place between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday. However, the exact times will vary depending on your chosen course. Your teacher will be able to advise you of the full timetable during induction.
Will I have free time in-between classes?
There will be times when you do not have timetabled classes – most of our full-time courses involve 3-4 days of teaching per week. However, we have extensive learning resources available, which we actively encourage you to make the most of, during private study.
Do I have to attend college in the evening or at weekends?
Some courses may require you to attend evening classes or special events. You may also choose to enter national competitions, which can involve preparation time and attendance outside of normal class hours, such as at weekends and in the evenings.
What grades do I need to study at Morley?
We have courses to suit everyone, no matter what GCSE grades you are leaving school with. Each of our courses list the specific entry requirements – the higher the level, the higher the entry requirements, starting from Entry Level through to Level 3 and higher.
What if I don’t get the GCSE results I need?
Don’t worry! Although we may need to reassess your situation, we offer a wide variety of courses at many different levels – come in for your enrolment interview as planned, and we can discuss the best option for you then.
What should I wear to college?
Each of our students is individual and that is reflected in what they choose to wear. We don’t have a uniform, nor do we stop you wearing make-up or styling your hair how you want to. All we ask is that you don’t wear anything that could upset or cause offence.