Apply for a Course

How to apply for a course at Kendal College

Full time Courses & Apprenticeships Applications

Click here to apply online


Please note: Once we have received your full application, we will invite you into College for an interview, where you will find out more about the College and meet with the course tutor. This meeting is important in making sure the course is the right programme for you. If you are new to a subject area, you may be advised to start on a Level 1 or 2 course. You are welcome to come to the interview with your parents/ carers/ friends. The College may request a reference from your school or previous employer. If you are in Year 11 and applying for a full-time course, the final decision about what course you will go on will be taken after GCSE Results Day at Enrolment Day at the end of August/ beginning of September. 

Part Time Courses Enrolment

For most part-time courses you can enrol directly on the course. However for some part-time courses, including part-time higher education courses, you will need to attend an interview or speak to the course tutor as part of the application process. These courses are marked with a speech bubble in our Part-Time Course Guide. 

You can enrol for our part-time courses in the following ways:

In Person
Enrol in person at Reception at our Milnthorpe Road Campus.

By Post
Complete an Enrolment Form (if your course is 1 week or more) or a Short Course Booking Form (if less than 1 week) and post to:
Student Services, Kendal College, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AY

Enrolment forms are available on request from Student Services. The Short Course Booking Form is available to download below.

By Telephone (if your course is 1 week or more)
Call 01539 814700

By Email
If your course duration is 1 week or less,  you can complete the following booking form and email this to or post to Student Services. 

Short Course Booking Form


Tuition & Registration Fees

Tuition and registration fees are payable upon enrolment unless you meet the criteria for fee remission. If you are living in a low income household or are in financial hardship, please contact Student Services to discuss financial support.

We accept cheque, credit or debit card payments.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘Kendal College’ and card payments can be taken over the phone or in person at Student Services. For courses where fees are in excess of £200.00 (and have a minimum duration of 15 weeks) you can pay by instalments. An additional £15.00 administration fee will apply. 

Course places cannot be held until the correct enrolment details and payment, or evidence for assistance with payment) has been received.  For the detailed fees policy and fee remission form please click here.

Download Direct Debit Form


Higher Education Courses

You can apply for a Higher Education course directly to Kendal College by completing an application form. For more information, contact HE Coordinator, Karen Shaw at

Download Higher Education Application Form 16/17 


Financial Support

You may be eligible to apply for financial support through the Learner Support Fund (19+), Bursary Fund (16-18) or 19+ Loans Bursary Fund. These funds support students with things such as course fees, transport, childcare and meals providing you meet the criteria. For more information click here.

Kendal College has published all information about the courses it intends to offer in good faith and warrants that classes will be delivered with reasonable care and skill. The College reserves the right to cancel any class and to vary the time, location, direction and content of any class it provides and the associated fees. Kendal College hereby expressly excludes liability for any indirect or consequential loss arising from its actions and limits compensation to a maximum of a full refund of any fees paid or the offer of a class of equivalent value.