The Admissions Process
We recommend that anyone interested in a programme at RNIB College Loughborough attends one of our regular visit days.
If you decide that you would like to apply, you can fill in an application form which you will receive at your visit or you can download one or request a copy to be sent out to you.
For Further Education
Once our admissions team receive your completed application form they will send you a letter of confirmation and request additional information including any medical needs, statements, school reports and transition plans. They will also make contact with your local careers advisor and school to request supporting information.
Part of the College's pre-admissions process requires you to attend the College for an assessment. This is normally on a Tuesday. As part of the assessment you will spend time with staff members and join in with college activities. This is so that we can get to know more about you and ensure that we can provide the right support to meet your needs.
Shortly after your assessment you will be contacted to confirm whether or not the college can offer you a place. This offer is subject to funding being acquired from your Local Authority.
We will compile a detailed assessment report which will outline the findings of the assessment and the recommendations of the College. This document will be sent out to you and also to your Local Authority to support your application for funding.
Funding decisions are made by the local authority and procedures can differ slightly between counties. You should receive a letter advising you if funding has been agreed.
You will receive a full Welcome Pack from the College during the summer before your course starts at the end of August.
For Social Services Programmes
To apply for our Flexible Futures programme, we recommend that you arrange a visit to the College and take the time to talk to staff about what we can offer.
Once you have decided that you would like to join us, we will ask you to complete an application form and supporting care forms for our assessment team to review.
Assessments for our Social Care programme usually take place on a Thursday or Friday. After your assessment, if the College feels we are able to meet the needs of the young person, a quotation and confirmation letter will be sent to you and your social worker.
Once you have received confirmation of funding, please contact the College to discuss a suitable programme start date.
Current students on our Further Education programme do not usually require an additional assessment to join our Flexible Futures programme. For more information, please contact the College on 01509 611 077.