For those of you leaving school this year and considering your post-16 options, here’s how Halesowen College can support you in your learner journey in these unprecedented circumstances.

Halesowen College is a great place to study.  We offer great results, resources, a friendly atmosphere and a range of courses for you to choose from.  You may also decide classroom based learning isn’t for you, and have a career path in mind.  Whether A Level, vocational or apprenticeship, you can learn, succeed and flourish with us.

Click here to read our Your Route to Success at Halesowen College guide (PDF).  

The College regularly updates its social media platforms, and the website, including the Frequently Asked Questions covering advice for applicants, parents, carers and guardians.

If you have any questions, please scroll to the bottom of this page where you’ll find the ‘submit a question’ option.  A member of staff will get back to you as soon as they can.


Latest FAQs

Who do I speak to about getting some advice and guidance on what to study at Halesowen College?

There is plenty of support at Halesowen College to help you find a course, and create your future, whether that is university or employment.

If you want more information about our courses, bursary application processing, bus information, or anything else, please contact our Student HUB via email: admissions@halesowen.ac.uk

If you want impartial information, advice and guidance, Halesowen College have a friendly, award winning careers service, with staff committed to helping students get on the right career path. Contact Halesowen College’s careers team via email: careers@halesowen.ac.uk

How do I apply to study at Halesowen College?

If you have not already applied for one of our courses in September, please do not worry. You can apply in the usual way via our website, or by clicking here

Face to face advice and guidance for applicants will be available at our annual freshers fair, InfoFest. This event is held before the start of the new academic year.

What types of qualifications are there at what levels?

There are many ways in which you can continue your education with us, but we appreciate that some applicants may want to know more about the different types of qualifications available. We have produced some useful guides:

School’s Out…What Next? (PDF)

School’s Out…What Next? – Levels Explained (PDF)

Higher Education Options (PDF)

I’ve applied to study at Halesowen College in September. What now?

Firstly, thank you for applying to study with us, and we look forward to welcoming you! Following the guidance from Public Health England, we have decided to postpone face to face interviews.

Halesowen College will offer applicants places based on predicted grades. These predicted grades will then be confirmed following final grades issued by the awarding bodies. Halesowen College will also consider applicants who wish to re-sit their exams.

We appreciate exams and assessments have been suspended, and ask that you do not worry about your College place with us. A member of staff will work with you at enrolment to ensure you continue your education on a course that is right for you and will allow you to flourish and succeed.

  • If you have an Educational, Health and Care Plan, we will need to consult with your Local Authority to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • If you are a care experienced learner and need additional support, please get in touch and let us know.
  • If you have a criminal conviction, a member of staff will be in touch to help you with your application so that you can start with us in September.

Face to face advice and guidance for applicants will be available at our annual freshers fair, InfoFest. This event is held before the start of the new academic year.

If you require further information you can contact the Student HUB via email: admissions@halesowen.ac.uk

If you have not already applied for one of our courses in September, please do not worry. You can apply for a place by clicking here.

I’ve received an offer to study at Halesowen College in September. What now?

We look forward to welcoming you! We appreciate all exams and assessments have been suspended, and ask that you do not worry about your College place with us. Halesowen College will work with you at enrolment to ensure you continue your education on a course that is right for you, and will allow you to flourish and succeed.

If you require further information you can contact the Student HUB via email: admissions@halesowen.ac.uk

Will Halesowen College applicants be interviewed?

If you have applied to study at Halesowen College, you will receive a letter confirming a place has been reserved for you.

Following the guidance from Public Health England, Halesowen College have decided to postpone face to face interviews.

Some courses require applicants to attend auditions. Where relevant, these auditions will take place during enrolment period, and you will be sent supporting material in advance of this taking place.

If you want to discuss your course choices, or require further information you can contact the Student HUB via email: admissions@halesowen.ac.uk where a member of staff will be happy to help

I haven’t applied for a College place yet for September. What should I do?

If you have not already applied for one of our courses in September, please do not worry. You can apply for a place by clicking here.

Face to face advice and guidance for applicants will be available at our annual freshers fair, InfoFest. This event is held before the start of the new academic year.

What can I do to prepare for college life?

We’ve produced the following work so you can prepare for college life with us in September. If you don’t see your subject area, don’t worry, it’ll be published here soon.

Click here (PDF) for our guide on how you can use your time to get a head start!


Click on the subject titles below to download work you can do to prepare for your A Level studies with us in September

Click on the subject titles below to download work you can do to prepare for your vocational studies with us in September

Make the most of your time away from school

The next few weeks you will be spending more time at home than usual, therefore, to make sure you are using this time wisely to start planning and making informed decisions about your future, Aimhigher have produced Make the most of your time away from school guidance and checklist. You can access this here (PDF).

Managing your health and well-being
It is normal to feel stressed and anxious during such difficult times. Below is our advice for protecting your mental health and well-being while the world navigates this ever-changing situation:

  • If you are studying at home, try to stick to a routine. Get up at your normal time, get dressed and eat breakfast as you usually would. Have a plan for your day and stick to it. Where possible, create a work station that you can leave at regular intervals for breaks
  • Eat well, drink lots of water and exercise at home – looking after your physical health will have a positive impact on your mental health
  • Focus on fact, not rumour and speculation. Only follow reports from trusted news outlets or a credible source, such as the World Health Organisation. Try to limit the amount of time you spend listening to/reading/watching news reports
  • Where possible, follow advice given by health agencies and the government to protect you and your loved ones, including looking after your personal hygiene (wash your hands), cleaning surfaces and self-isolating, particularly if you/they fall into one of the at-risk groups
  • While social distancing is advised, you can use social media positively to keep in touch with your friends and family. Seek out some of the many stories of kindness and support people are sharing on-line
  • If you are well, find out what you can do in your community to support those who are not well or are in an at-risk group

Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Young Minds
What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus – please visit
https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/


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