How to Enrol

Enrolment is the process of confirming you as a student at Activate Learning.

Before you start college, we need to check that all your details are correct, that we have offered you the right course, made sure that you have met the entry criteria and issued a student ID card and lanyard. Once we have done all of that, you are ready to start learning!

We will do this by sending you an email which will contain a link to your enrolment form. Once you have completed your form uploaded your grades and any other supporting evidence required, you will receive confirmation that your enrolment has been successful. You will be set up on our IT system and told which day to come in for your first day at college, this information is also available on the Starting in September page of our website. 

If you need any help completing your enrolment form, one of our Enrolment Team will be happy to help you. Please contact them on 0800 612 6008 or send an enquiry.

Yes, you will be able to enrol online, anywhere that you have an internet connection and on any deviceHowever, the form is easier to complete on a bigger screen, such as a laptop or PC. This should take you no longer than a few minutes, as most of your details are already there from your application form.  

If you have any difficulties with completing your form online, our enrolment team will be available over the telephone to support you on  0800 612 6008.  Alternatively, the enrolment team can book you into a session to enrol at college, you can also do this by clicking on ‘Book Enrolment Support’ on your enrolment invitation email.   

Please note that enrolment support telephone lines are open:

  • 8:30am to 7pm every Monday to Thursday
  • 8:30am to 4pm on Fridays.

On Saturday 14 August we will also be opening the support line between 10am and 4pm.

If you have been offered a place on a course that does not rely on your GCSE results this year, then you will receive an email from us to the email address you gave us on your application, week commencing Monday 19 July 2021, please check your SPAM or Junk mailbox. If you are in this category and do not receive your email by 23 July 2021, please call the Enrolment Team on 0800 612 6008. 

If you are waiting on your GCSE results, to make sure that you meet the entry criteria of your course, then you will receive an email from us to the email address you gave us on your application, from Thursday 12 August 2021, please check your SPAM or Junk mailbox. If you are in this category and do not receive your email by 13 August 2021, please call the Enrolment Team on 0800 612 6008. 

If you’ve changed your email address or would like us to use a different email address, please contact us on Please ensure you include your applicant ID when contacting us. 

You will receive an email for each course you’ve received an offer for. We require you to respond to each email, by choosing one of the three options: ‘Enrol me’, ‘Book Enrolment Support’ or ‘Decline offer’.   

As soon as you receive your form to guarantee your place.   

Forms will remain open for you to complete until 3 September, we encourage you to complete your form as soon as possible to ensure you don’t lose the place we offered you.  

The College Clearing process will begin on Wednesday 18 August, which is a second chance at getting a place at college, by matching new students with places we still have available. If you have not completed your form before this date, you risk losing your place to someone else.   

Once the enrolment form has been filled in, please press submit to return the completed form to us. You will receive an acknowledgement that we have successfully received your form your enrolment is not confirmed at this stage.  

If there’s any information missing from your submitted form, we’ll be in touch via email, to ask you to supply this.  

We’ll send you an enrolment confirmation email usually within five working days, to confirm whether we have received all your necessary details and that your enrolment was successful. You are not confirmed as a student until you receive this email. If there any fees to pay, this will also be detailed, including ways to pay, please see below. 

Details regarding fees and eligibility can be found or our Money Matters page. 

If you are aged 16–18, you are unlikely to pay any tuition fees for our programmes. There may be additional charges for materials, trips and kit to enhance your learning experience. These are kept to a minimum.   

If you are aged 19 or over and not eligible for fee remission/concession fee, you’ll need to pay for all fees and programme costs. You may only have to pay the concession fee if you meet certain criteria.

Following your enrolment confirmation, you will receive a welcome email from our IT team, which will include your log on details and access to our Activate Learning Online (ALO) system.   

Details of what to expect on your first day of term will be available on the  Starting in September page. 

Don’t worry if your GCSE results aren’t quite what you were expecting. Simply book one of our online College Clearing slots to speak to a tutor from the faculty you applied to. Together, you can review your results and then make a decision based on the grades you achieved. The tutor will either:   

  • enrol you onto a different level programme within the same faculty. 
  • refer to an alternative faculty IAG session.   
  • refer to our Careers team.  

Either way, they’ll be on hand to support you and offer advice so don’t worry!