All applications to the College for admission to full time higher education courses are to be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) which provides the administration for all Higher Education applications (to apply for a part time university level course, please complete a Northbrook application form ).


Our Admissions Officers are available to assist you with your application at any time during the process. Applications can be made to UCAS via their website at www.ucas.com . If you are at a school/college please ask your tutor for advice about how to apply.

Applcation Deadline

The UCAS application deadline is 15 January


Late Applications

It is still possible to apply for courses through UCAS after the normal application deadline. Northbrook College will consider late applications but many courses may become over subscribed after the UCAS deadline.

UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra gives applicants who have used all of their application choices, and are holding no offers from institutions, a chance to apply for further courses in the spring. To check the availability of our courses through UCAS Extra please check the UCAS website at www.ucas.com . UCAS will inform you if you are eligible for UCAS Extra and will give you details of how to use this facility.


Clearing allows applicants who do not have a place at University/College to apply for a course that is suitable for them from July onwards. Our Clearing hotline is 01903 273 272 and our vacancy listing is available in late July - see our Clearing page . Vacancies are also listed in the national newspapers.

Direct Applications

If you are interested in our PGCE course, part time Higher Education courses or Access courses, please complete a Northbrook application form .


Most applicants are required to attend an interview before a decision is made about their application. If you are applying for an Art, Design, Media, Performing Arts or Music course, you will be expected to provide us with a portfolio of work or audition at time of interview. Below is a brief summary of the work which you should prepare specific to each programme area.

Visual Art and Design Courses:

You should bring a creative portfolio containing up to 20 pieces of your best work, such as drawings, paintings, mixed media, prints, photography, plus sketchbooks / journals showing development work.  We would also like to see examples of your written work.

Performance Courses:
You should prepare a performance for audition that is no longer than three minutes in length. Musical Theatre students must also be prepared to take part in a dance class, which is part of the audition process.


A show reel of your best work, both course and individual, which demonstrates your creative, technical, written and visual abilities.


Students will be expected to sit an ear test, a written theory paper and a sight reading test, as well as to perform a prepared audition piece.

In addition to your portfolio, you should bring original garments that demonstrates your technical/construction skills. We will also ask you to bring examples of your written work.

Northbrook College - UCAS Details

Institution Code - N41
Institution Code Name - NBRK

UCAS Contact Details

New Barn Lane,
GL52 3LZ


Local Students

Because the majority of university entrants are young people who apply to a number of institutions, the UK runs a centralised national system through UCAS. It may seem inconvenient to apply through an office in Cheltenham to a college that is on your doorstep, however, in the interest of providing information to our funding organisations we would ask you to apply through UCAS. This not only allows the College to participate in national surveys about University applications and enrolments, but also allows us to process your application efficiently and quickly.