West Thames College London

How to Apply

If you need further information on any of our Higher Education [HND, Foundation Degree or BA Hons Degree - i.e. university level qualifications at Level 4 and higher.] courses or you need advice on the application procedures, please call 020 8326 2020 or email our Information Centre.

If you would prefer to see us in person, you can drop into the college. Our friendly advisers are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and evening appointments can be made by arrangement.

For How to Apply instructions, please select the relevant qualification below:

Applying for the Foundation Diploma Art and Design

This is a bridging course - ideal for those who have taken a Level 3 Art & Design course such as A Levels, Access or a BTEC National Diploma course. It allows you to build your portfolio in preparation for a degree course at university or art school.

Please complete our online application form - just press the 'Apply Now' button from the course information factsheet on this website.

When we have received your application we will contact you about an interview.

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers on 020 8326 2020

Applying for a Foundation Degree (FdSC or FdA)

In the first instance, please email our Information Centre or call 020 8326 2020 to arrange an appointment. If the course is right for you we will help you to apply - either online through UCAS.com or directly through the accrediting university.

Applying for an HND  

When you have found the course you want to do and you have the relevant entry requirements, you should apply online through UCAS Apply.

Please make a note of the UCAS code which can be found on our course information factsheets on this website.

If you have any problems or you need help applying through UCAS, please email our Information Centre or call 020 8326 2020.

Application Deadlines

If you wish to start your course in September, the initial application deadline for entry via UCAS was 15 January.

You can select up to six courses from the UCAS directory. UCAS will send your application to all six colleges at the same time.

Late Applications

The late application deadline is 30 June.

If you apply after this date you will need to apply through Clearing. If you have questions about the applications procedure or have missed the UCAS deadline, please email UCAS or call 0870 1122211.   

Alternatively, if you are a late applicant or you need help and advice with the application procedure, please email our Information Centre at West Thames College or call 020 8326 2020.


When we receive your application from UCAS, we will contact you to arrange an interview. You will have the opportunity to ask detailed questions about your course at the interview. If the entry requirements for your course request a portfolio of your work, please bring it with you to the interview. If you have applied for a performance-related course, you may also be required to do an audition as part of the interview process.

UCAS will contact you about the outcome of your interview and you will be given a deadline by which you should register your decision online using TRACK. Please note: this deadline is your individual reply date so it may be different from other people's.

All responses after the interview process will be sent directly from UCAS. We do not give feedback after interview.

If you accept the offer you will then be required to complete the college enrolment process.

Please email our Information Centre or call 020 8326 2020 for more information.


  1. Natalia Walaszek

    HND Travel and Tourism Management

    Natalia Walaszek

    “The course is really good because we learn about the theory and the practical side of working in the tourism industry. The classes are small, so it’s easier to ask questions. In the future I’d like to live in Australia for a while and get some experience working as a travel agent.”

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