Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an initial enquiry? 

You can contact the Admissions team via phone at 01491 579988 or email at You can also view fantastic information about college life, transport, bursaries and course information via our website.  


How do I apply? 

You can submit an online application by visiting our website; please ensure you enter all the required fields including a valid email address, phone number, and predicted/mock/target GCSE grades for 2021. If you have already achieved your GCSEs, the please state these where applicable.  Please ensure you take note of the email address used to create you online application and password. 


When is the application deadline? 

The Henley College does not have an application deadline, however we do encourage students to apply by the end of February half term to be considered as an early applicant, and to ensure they get offers for their first choice courses.  


Is there an age limit when applying to The Henley College? 

The Henley College is primarily a 16-18 year old College. Students typically attend the College once they have completed their GCSE's, however under some circumstances, students are able to transfer to The Henley College after this. In some cases, we are able to accept applications for older students but this is subject to the discretion of the Head of Faculty, Curriculum Leader and our Finance Team.  


What should I do if I don’t know what course to take? 

The best way to find out information about our courses is to attend one of our Open Events. This is the perfect opportunity to speak to all of the teachers and find out as much information as you can. Our Open Event dates and times will be posted on our website and our social media. You can also visit our ‘Courses’ page on our website: 


Can I study just one A Level? 

No. Our A Level programmes require students to study 3 A Levels, however this can be made up of Applied A Levels and/or Full A Levels.  


Can I study a mixture of A Levels and Vocational courses? 

Typically, students study either an A Level programme of 3 A Levels/ Applied A Levels, or one Vocational course. On some occasions, students have studied an A-Level course alongside their Vocational course but this is subject to the discretion of the Head of Faculty and/or Curriculum Leader. 


How many hours a week will I spend in lessons? 

A typical College timetable will be around 14 hours per week. 12 hours would be made up of lessons and teaching and the other hours will be Tutorial and Enrichment.  


Can I try out some courses? 

We have an opportunity for Students to experience College life on our Offer Holders Day. This is when the students come into the College and take part in the subject choices they have made on their application and received an offer for.  


What if I change my mind about the course(s) I have applied for? 

If you do change your mind about the course/s you have applied for, you need to email Admissions - who will then alter your application for you. Please do not apply again. This applies to any stage of the application process 


What will my interview entail? 

Your interview is more of a 'Getting to know you' exercise by a relevant member of staff. We need to make sure that your course choice/s are suitable for what you wish to do after College, whether it’s moving onto University, starting an Apprenticeship or starting a job. It is nothing to be nervous or worried about, and is a very relaxed experience.  

You will need to provide your latest school report with your predicted/mock/target GCSE grades to Admissions prior to your interview along with any medical documentation i.e Form 8 and EHCPs, for us to be able to make you a Conditional Offer. 


When is enrolment? 

The Henley College Enrolment Process starts on GCSE results day in August. Each Student who has accepted a conditional offer from the College will be invited to enrol from this point.  


Can I apply to more than one college? 

Yes. Students can apply to as many College's as they wish.  

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