How to Apply

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College or Sixth Form Students

You should typically have a minimum of 64 new UCAS Tariff Points. An English qualification [GCSE Grade C and above] is essential, and a Maths qualification, desirable. You will need to demonstrate strong IT and communication skills, as well as a range of personal qualities including motivation and an interest in web design. You will be required to attend a portfolio interview [see below].

Non-Traditional Entrants

You do not need the same entry qualifications as college or sixth form students, although previous study at Level 3 [A Levels, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or similar] would be an advantage. An English qualification [GCSE Grade C and above] is essential and a Maths qualification is desirable. Applications are encouraged if you have other qualifications, appropriate work experience, or can demonstrate sufficient aptitude and motivation to succeed on the course. You will be required to attend a portfolio interview [see below].

Overseas Students

You are welcome to apply and should be able to demonstrate equivalent qualifications. If your first language is not English you must additionally have an International English Language Testing System [IELTS] score of 6.5, or an equivalent English qualification.


The application window opens in September for entry onto the course in the following September. We accept applications throughout the year.

In common with all other HE institutions, we use UCAS to process your application. You will need to register on the UCAS website to start. The application is completed entirely online.

The application form contains several sections including your contact details and educational background, together with space for a personal statement and a reference. We encourage you to write the personal statement diligently; it is influential in the selection process. You should use it to talk about your personal qualities and aptitude for the course.

The UCAS website contains guidance about how to structure your personal statement. The cost of an application can be found on the website.

Start your UCAS application here.

You will need to enter the following codes onto the form to apply for the FdA Web Design course:


When we receive your application, we'll invite you to attend an interview to discuss your suitability for the course. This may take a couple of weeks to organise.

You will be required to supply a portfolio of your own creative, technical and academic work. Preferably this will contain examples of web design work. It will be used to assess your aptitude for the creative and technical elements of the course. Your personal statement and academic work will be used to assess your literacy and communication skills.

In the event that as a non-traditional student you don’t have a portfolio, a project can be set to help you build one.

Please contact us if you require any clarification.

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