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Applying to BHASVIC

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We want you to be certain that BHASVIC is the right place for you to study. Before you fill in your application, take some time to research the college and ask your questions.

You can find plenty of information about our courses and extracurricular opportunities on this site. We also visit school careers fairs and information evenings to answer any questions you and your parents may have. 

Our Open Evenings in November are a great opportunity for you to visit departments, meet current students, and get a feel for life at BHASVIC. You can also join one of our small group tours from December to June.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Denise Mansfield (Admissions Manager) at admissions@bhasvic.ac.uk or telephone 01273 859810.

We welcome applications from all students, and are proud of our diverse student body.

BHASVIC, Varndean College and Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College Brighton) operate a joint application process. To apply, fill in the online application form on the website of your first-choice college and add either or both of the other colleges as your second and third choice.

As BHASVIC is often oversubscribed, we will give priority to students whose application forms reach the college on or before the first Friday in December.

In the event of oversubscription, we will offer places to students in the order specified by our Admissions Policy.

We welcome applications from all students, and are proud of our diverse student body. We do not discriminate based on disability, family responsibility, marital status, race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, gender, or sexual orientation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - for students enrolling September 2018

Prospectus Entry Requirements

This time next year you could be a BHASVIC student, so it pays to think ahead. Start to form an idea of what courses and subjects you’d like to do, bearing in mind where your talents lie now and where you see yourself in the future.

Consider the qualifications you might need for future careers or degree courses, and learn more about how BHASVIC can help you achieve them. Make the most of the information online and in our prospectus, and schedule in a tour or open evening.

Open Evenings 2018 - Dates to be announced

We hold two open evenings for prospective students and their parents. These are a chance to see the college and its facilities, to learn about the college’s ethos and culture from our Principal, and to learn more about the courses you’re interested in.
You will also get a chance to speak to lots of current BHASVIC students, who can answer all your questions as to what college is really like.

There no need to book. Please note there is NO parking on site and parking is very limited on the roads around BHASVIC. Please use public transport if possible. For Blue Badge holders only – parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis at the front of BHASVIC.

December is decision time. Make sure your application is submitted by the first Friday in the month by 5pm to be considered a priority applicant. 


Read Application Guidelines

If you are a UK student and we’ve received your application form by the first Friday in December, you will normally be given an admissions interview at the College. 

This will be a chance to discuss your intended program of study and future career. To take your current progress into account, we’ll ask to see your most recent school report and attendance records. 

If we are able to make you an offer, we’ll normally do so within two weeks of your interview (although students who are interviewed before Christmas may not receive an offer until January). You must accept your offer of a place at BHASVIC within two weeks of receiving an offer letter.

Once you have accepted your place at the College, you’ll be invited to our Moving On day in late June or early July (as soon as GCSE exams have finished). Here you’ll confirm your subject choices and join induction lessons, giving you a taste for college-level learning.

We also run induction evenings for new parents, where they can ask questions and find out more about our guidance and support systems.

We hope you will receive the GCSE results you’re hoping for. However, if there’s any doubt we can offer you advice via our Results Advisory Service. 

At the very end of August or beginning of September you will have an enrolment interview to finalise your course structure in readiness for becoming an official BHASVIC student.

The second week in September is when our full teaching timetable starts. You will begin your time as a BHASVIC student with a thorough induction session, including plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions. 

We will ensure that you have everything you need to know to make the best possible start here at BHASVIC.