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We’re looking forward to meeting you soon at one of our Admission Interview Events, where you can learn more about the college and the course you are interested in!

It will also allow us to advise you on the most appropriate course for your needs.

Some people feel nervous before interviews. This is natural, but preparing beforehand will help increase your confidence. The purpose of the interview is for the tutor to learn about you and for you to find out whether or not Kendal College will be the best for you.

This page will give some advice to make sure you make the most of your meeting with us.

Do your research

Make sure you know where your interview will be held. Events occur at our Milnthorpe Road Campus and Arts & Media Campus.

Read the information about the course you have applied for. Our website gives a detailed course overview and confirms the entry requirements. This course will be part of a wider study programme, including English & maths, work placement, e-learning and additional studies.

Don’t be surprised if the interviewer suggests other courses for you to think about - we want to find the best course for you!

The interviewer will want to talk to you about yourself, your career ideas, your interests, and any support that may be useful - not just your previous study.

Practice your answers

Have your answer ready to these questions:

  • What were your reasons for applying for this course?
  • How do you learn best? For example, do you prefer hands-on practical learning or classroom-based activities?
  • Is there any additional study support you might need?
  • What would you like to know?

Prepare a list of your own questions to discuss with the tutor during the interview.

On the day

Allow extra time to get to college in case of any unexpected delays. Have your phone or some money with you if you need to contact us.

During the interview

If you are unsure what a particular question means, ask for clarification.

Avoid ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers - they are conversation stoppers. Don’t exaggerate, and be honest. Remember, your interviewer is human too!

If you’re not asked about something important, find an opportunity to say what you want. Let us know if there is any support you would benefit from at college, for example, access, welfare, or finance. The sooner we know, the sooner we can arrange things for you.

Make sure you are clear about the outcome of your interview. Have you definitely been offered a place? Is it conditional?

After the interview

You will receive an email confirming the outcome of the interview. You must accept this via email if you have been offered a place.

If you have any questions that you have forgotten to ask, please just get in touch.

Please let us know if you change your mind or are unsure about your decision. We are happy to help with any advice you might need, even if it’s just a friendly chat!

We look forward to seeing you at Kendal College.

Linda Smith
Admissions Officer
01539 814713