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Welcome to Burnley College University Courses quick and easy guide on how to apply for the perfect degree-level course for you. You’re a step nearer Saying Yes to career success.

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HOW TO APPLY

Full-time Study

If your preferred course is offered full-time, you should apply through UCAS, unless you are applying between 12 April and 19 October to start your studies in the same year, in which case you should apply using our Clearing application process here

UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, which operates the application process for all British universities.

We can support you in completing your UCAS application and here is a handy step-by-step guide created by UCAS

 

We offer workshops and individual advice on writing your personal statement (it’s not as daunting as you may at first think) and can check it for you, too. Plus, we can offer guidance on who may provide you with the ideal reference if you’re currently not in education or employment.

Some important information you will need to fill in your UCAS application online for Burnley College University Courses:

UCAS Institution Code: B69

Campus name: Burnley College

Campus code: A

The cost applying in 2021 is £20 for a single choice (if you are applying only to Burnley College University Courses), or £26 if you are applying to study at more than one university.

Start your UCAS application here www.ucas.com/students

UCAS will forward your application to us here at Burnley College University Courses and we will be in touch with you directly to process your application. It may take 2-4 weeks between submitting your application and hearing from us – do not worry, you can track your application status via your UCAS account.

Part-time Study

If your preferred course is offered part-time, you should apply directly to us here at Burnley College University Courses using the application form below. This form should then be submitted to he.support@burnley.ac.uk

BCUC Part Time Application Form

We offer workshops and individual advice on writing your personal statement (it’s not as daunting as you may at first think) and can check it for you, too. Plus, we can offer guidance on who may provide you with the ideal reference if you’re currently not in education or employment.

Once you have forwarded your application to us and we have received your reference, we will be in touch with you directly to process your application. It may take 2-4 weeks between submitting your application and hearing from us. If you have a query about the progress of your application, you can contact us via he.support@burnley.ac.uk

PGCE Study

If you already have a degree and are applying for a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education), you should apply directly to us here at Burnley College University Courses using the application form below. This form should then be submitted to he.support@burnley.ac.uk

 

BCUC PGCE Application Form

Once you have forwarded your application to us and we have received your reference, we will be in touch with you directly to process your application. It may take 2-4 weeks between submitting your application and hearing from us. If you have a query about the progress of your application, you can contact us via he.support@burnley.ac.uk

Clearing

Submitting your application between 12 April -19 October 2021

Apply through Clearing if you have not submitted your application to study on a degree-level course at Burnley College University Courses by 12 April. You should apply to us directly using the application form below. This form should then be submitted to he.support@burnley.ac.uk

BCUC Clearing Application Form

Clearing is the process used by universities to fill remaining places they may have on their degree-level courses which are due to start in the autumn. It is often used by College and Sixth Form students when they make a final decision on their progression route after receiving their A Level  or Advanced Vocational results and is also open to those returning to education who choose to apply for a place at university later in the academic year (outside the normal application dates).

Once you have forwarded your application to us, we will be in touch with you directly to process your application. If you have a query about the progress of your application, you can contact us via he.support@burnley.ac.uk

SUPPORT

We are here to support you every step of the way

From selecting the correct degree-level course for you, to help in completing your application to BCUC; from Student Finance guidance, to academic advice and health and wellbeing care. We have a team of friendly, expert advisors dedicated to your success.

Get in touch

SUPPORT

Student Finance

Fees apply to degree-level study, with the first year of a full degree programme costing £9,000. A Foundation Entry year is £6,000. Part-time degrees are charged at £1,000 per module (exclusions apply within the School of Engineering).

HNC and HND courses may also be liable to an additional registration fee of £272.

However, whatever route you choose, we will work closely with you as an individual to ensure that you have access to the very best advice and guidance on accessing financial support to which you may be eligible, according to your personal circumstances. You can contact us on he.support@burnley.ac.uk or 01282 733551 to find out more.

 

We understand that navigating the world of Student Finance while managing your work and family commitments can be daunting. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way to help you discover just how affordable University-level study really is.

Our specialist advisors are here to introduce you to Student Finance England and guide you as you apply for a Student Loan to fund your university studies and living expenses during this time. And don’t forget, you won’t have to pay back any of your Student Loan until you are earning more than £2,214 a month (before tax and other deductions).

For example, if you were earning £28,800 a year (that’s £2,400 a month), you’d only pay back £16 a month. (Figures correct at 1 April 2020)

It is important to make arrangements with Student Finance England as soon as possible to fund your course and make arrangements for any additional financial support to which you may be entitled.

Click here for a step-by-step guide from Student Finance England 

At Burnley College University Courses we are here to support you every step of the way through your application for finance and let you know about the additional Burnley Bursary Scheme worth up to £2,000 (dependent on course and household income). see below for more Information.

 

Burnley Bursary

The Burnley Bursary Scheme offers great benefits to BCUC students embarking on the first year of a full-time degree programme (BA Hons, BSc Hons, Foundation Degree).

Applications for a Burnley Bursary offered by BCUC open in March.

Pick up an application form from Student Services or contact us on he.support@burnley.ac.uk or 01282 733551 for more information.

If your household income is above £25,000

You may be eligible for: £500 Campus Credits to spend on food, trips, stationery or facilities on site OR £250 Campus Credits and £250 gym package.

For students with a household income of under £20,000

You may be eligible to create your own Burnley Bursary package up to the value of £2,000 to suit your lifestyle and study needs, choosing from: £1,000 cash | £500 to spend on a laptop or iPad OR £500 Campus Credits to spend on food, trips, stationery or facilities on site OR £250 Campus Credits and £250 gym package OR £500 car parking (cash payment to support parking offsite at nearby car parks).

For students with a household income of between £20,000-£25,000

You may be eligible to create your own Burnley Bursary package up to the value of £1,000 to suit your lifestyle and study needs, choosing from: £500 cash | £500 to spend on a laptop or iPad OR £500 Campus Credits to spend on food, trips, stationery or facilities on site OR £250 Campus Credits and £250 gym package OR £500 car parking (cash payment to support parking offsite at nearby car parks).

 

Financial Support

Our advisors may also be able to highlight other potential benefits and funds to which you may be entitled (subject to conditions), such as Universal Credit, Disabled Students’ Allowance, Adult Dependents’ Grant etc. .

They’re also there to offer advice and guidance should you experience financial difficulties at any point during your degree-level studies.

As a member of the NUS (National Union of Students) you could also be entitled to savings on fashion, music and technology, health and fitness, eating out, travel and essentials etc

Contact us on he.support@burnley.ac.uk or 01282 733551 to find out more

Entry Requirements

On degree-level course offered by Burnley College University Courses, a UCAS points tariff is generally listed – this is the number of ‘points’ needed by undergraduates to qualify to study on these courses.

 

All your previous qualifications – from however long ago and in whatever subject (it could be through an Apprenticeship, professional qualifications of even music awards) are allocated a points value. Your life and volunteering experience, as well as career role, can also be used to boost your points total.

UCAS have created a guide to tariff points and a calculator to help you assess how many points you may have

UCAS Tariff points calculator

However, if you are concerned you don’t have enough points for the course of your choice, talk to us: we can advise on Access to University courses, highlight other study routes or work with you individually to boost your application.

You can contact us on he.support@burnley.ac.uk or 01282 733551

Important Dates

Here at Burnley College University Courses we will be here to support you whenever we receive your application to study on a degree-level course with us – whether that is through UCAS for full-time courses or directly to us for part-time courses, PGCE study or through Clearing.

UCAS have created a handy calendar which outlines all the important dates and deadlines within the application process.

UCAS Application Process Calendar

Advice and Guidance

Applying to study on a university-level course and arranging Student Finance can seem to be a daunting task, we understand that here at Burnley College University Courses.

That’s why we have a team of friendly, expert advisors to help you every step of the way and happy to offer you the individual support and guidance you may need.

Contact us on 01282 733551 or email he.support@burnley.ac.uk

Prepare for University study

In July and August we hold a series of Academic Bootcamps and an Applicant Day to which you are invited to help you focus on success; introduce you to life as a BCUC student and meet fellow undergraduates.