Application Process

Applying at Cronton

If you would like more information about a course you are interested in you can look on the courses section of this website. Here you will find a course information sheet for each course that gives details of what you will study, how you will pass the course and any special equipment you will need to purchase.

The application process at Cronton is about making sure that you choose the right course which is going to ensure that you fulfil your true potential and have every opportunity to progress on to your chosen degree or career path.

The process is outlined below, if you have any questions at all please contact Melissa Turk or Laura Hough from our Admissions Team on 0151 257 2022.
Cronton 16 to 18 year old Admissions team - Laura Hough, Melissa Turk

Step 1: Complete an Application Form

Click Here to fill in an application form online. Paper copies are also available in the back of the prospectus or by calling admissions on the number above. As soon as you have applied you will be sent a confirmation letter, and we will process your application and move to Step 2 as quickly as possible.

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Step 2: Set a Date

Once we receive your application form, you will receive an appointment for your admissions interview; this may take place at the college or in your school. At your interview you will have the opportunity to ensure that the course you have chosen is right for you and your future career goals.

Interviews begin each academic year in December, however a lot of school interviews will be booked in with your school to take place in January / February once all of our application deadlines have passed, so don’t worry if your interview is not until then.

Step 3: The Interview and Offer

Your admissions interview will be with one of our friendly Admissions Tutors and is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the College courses and life as a student at Cronton.

At the end of your interview, if you and the interviewer decide that this is the right course for you, you will be offered a place at the college. Your offer will be conditional on you achieving certain grades in your GCSEs.

For the Nursing Cadet Programme, Science, Maths and Performing Arts subjects there is a second stage to the interview process in the form of workshop events; you will be given full information on this during your initial interview.

Step 4: New Student Day

You will be invited to a new student day in July, when you will sample your subjects, meet tutors and fellow students to prepare you for the start of the term.

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Step 5: Enrolment

In August once you have received your GCSE results you’ll be invited into college to complete your enrolment.

Step 6: The Experience

In September your new course and life at college begins! Take a look at the pages on this site including ‘Why Choose Cronton’ and our ‘Gallery’ to find out more about what it means to be a student at Cronton and all the fantastic activities you can get involved in.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will my interview be?

Your interview will be held either in your school or at college after school. Most interviews are held between November and April. We will contact you within 2 weeks of you applying to acknowledge receipt of your application. You will be contacted by post approximately 2 weeks before your college interview with your interview date and time.

If I am unsure about which subjects or courses I would like to study, can I apply or should I wait?

Even if you are unsure about which subjects to study please complete an application form before the application deadline. At interview you will be given advice and guidance about which course is best for you and an opportunity to discuss your choices with a trained advisor.

If I make an application and then change my mind about the subject / course I want to study, what should I do?

If you change your mind about what you wish to study at college please attend your interview and tell your interviewer. You will be given the opportunity to discuss this and interviewed for your new course.