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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still apply?

Yes. You can still apply for a place online at www.newvic.ac.uk/apply.  This is the easiest and quickest way to apply.  

You can also download an application, fill it in and email this to our advice and recruitment team via advice@newvic.ac.uk

Apply by 31 March to secure your place.

I won't have any formal GCSEs, will that affect my place?

No, it will not affect your place.  

We understand that exams have been cancelled this year and your place will be based on your predicted grades or any marks awarded to you as a final grade, as that is the best way to determine whether a course and level is suitable for you.  You will still receive the best possible advice and support in choosing the right courses.

Can I still talk to someone and get advice about my course options?

Yes, you can still contact us for advice about your options. You can email us at: advice@newvic.ac.uk a member of the advice and recruitment team will be on hand to help you explore all your options and answer any questions you may have.  We are working to respond to all queries within 4 working days.

Can I talk to someone about my options even if I do not know my predicted grades? 

Yes. You can email our advice and recruitment team via advice@newvic.ac.uk for more advice about your options, even if you do not know your predicted grades.  

How will I be interviewed?

We will contact you via email to arrange a telephone interview.  

If you do not receive a telephone interview invite you will receive an unconditional offer based on your predicted grades and personal statement, without a formal telephone interview.  You will receive an email to confirm your offer. 

How will I know when my telephone interview will be?

You will receive an email to let you know the date and time of your telephone interview. Ensure that you are available during this time to take your interview call.  Keep an eye out for an email from advice@newvic.ac.uk and save our email address onto your address book to avoid the emails going to your junk box. 

How long is a telephone interview?

Your telephone interview will be about 15 minutes and will be a chance for you to ask any questions you have about the course, career progression and options after college.  This is an opportunity for you to find out more about your course options and to receive support in making the right decision.

When will you call me for my interview?

Most telephone interviews will take place between 4 pm - 6 pm.  You will receive an email to confirm your interview date and time.  If your interview is during an earlier time slot, you will receive an email to let you know. 

How can I prepare for a telephone interview?

You should already have an idea of why you chose certain courses so think about your reasons for each subject.  We will be interested to know your career plans and what inspired you to choose the courses. 

Read more: 8 ways to make the best impression for your telephone interview
Common interview questions

1. What’s your ambition and career goal?

2. Why do you want to study this course?

3. How much do you know about the course content?

4. What is your greatest achievement?

5. What do you do in your spare time?

6. What are your main strengths?

7. How would you describe yourself?

8. Why would you be a good candidate for this College?

How will I know if I have been offered a place?

You will receive a formal confirmation of an offer via email soon after your interview.

Will I still be invited to induction?

At the moment we are following government and remain closed.  However, if the situation with COVID-19 changes, we will inform you as soon as possible. 

When can I enrol?

You will be invited to enrol at the College in late August.  However, if the College remains closed as a result of on-going government advice then we will make alternative arrangements for you to be enrolled (without the need for you to attend in person).  Your enrolment will be based on your predicted grades or final marks that were awarded to you.  

We will keep you informed every step of the way and be available to you to answer any questions you may have.