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How to Enrol

At RACC we run two main types of course Leisure and Qualification which have different enrolment processes.

We recommend early sign up to courses to guarantee your space and so that we can guarantee that courses reach their numbers to be financially viable to run.

Our online enrolment service offers a simple secure way of applying and enroling for courses away from the college.

At Richmond Adult College we offer students the opportunity of funding support through bursaries from a variety of sources for Qualification and Leisure courses college bursaries.

There are also a variety of options available to pay for some courses find out more.

Non-Approval Courses (Leisure Courses)

These courses are Leisure courses and will show “Tutor Approval Required? – No” on the course outline or NOT have an (i) next to it in the course guide.  No interview is required so you can enrol directly online or in person.

Please note if you are eligible for the concessionary fee, bursary or want to pay in instalments, you will need to enrol in person as you will be required to complete different paperwork.



  1. Select the Course and click "Enrol Now" 
  2. Complete your details
  3. You will receive two receipts one for payment confirmation and one from the college with your course details.
  4. Complete the attached SLA (Student Learning Agreement) and return it to the College.


By phone

Enrolments -  0208 891 5907 extension 4040.

If the line is busy and you want us to contact you by phone, please request a callback.


Enrol in person

Tutor Approval Courses (Qualification Courses)

These courses are Qualification courses and will show “Tutor Approval Required? – Yes” on the course outline or WILL have an (i) next to it in the course guide.

All tutor approval/ qualification courses have specific entry requirements, which can be found in the course outline on the website.

Application Online 

Please note we do not accept paper applications for Qualification courses

  1. Select the Course and click "Apply Now" 
  2. Complete the requested details
  3. Book your interview online, if no dates are available you will be contacted by the school administrator to confirm the day and time for you to meet with the relevant subject course leader, you will also be asked to complete an initial assessment at the college.


Initial Assessment

A Maths and English Screening is required to be taken by for ALL candidates prior to the interview  it will be reviewed during your interview as evidence to indicate your current level of Maths and English.  

The assessment will take approx. 1hr and can be taken at any time at the college in the Learning Resource Centre during Opening hours


Your Interview

At the interview you will need to provide evidence of relevant qualifications you have achieved and your completed initial assessment (details above).

The interview provides as opportunity to discuss your interest and suitability for the course and also enables you to find out more about what the course will involve. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, allowing you to assess whether it is the right course for you. 


What happens after my interview?

Following your interview, if you have been offered a place on a course, you will be given a signed enrolment form from the course leader. You will then need to complete the rest of the form and enrol, in person, at reception. 

Are you aged 16-23?

RACC offers apprenticeships and traineeships for young people, and supported internships for 16-23 year olds with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities.

We enrol a small number of home educated young people on qualifications each year, and we build personalised programmes of study for a small number of young people with specific needs which are not met by mainstream providers.


RACC is offering apprenticeships for 16-23 year olds in Childcare and Finance, with starts in spring 2016. From September 2016, we will also be offering apprenticeships in art and design-related fields.

Traineeships and supported internships

If you have left school or college and are not sure what to do or lack qualifications and work experience, our Traineeships or Supported Internships could be a good option for you. Each programme is tailored to individual needs, and the programmes can start at any point during the spring term 2016 and beyond. You will attend college to do qualifications in maths, English, employability skills and social development, and also have a work experience placement which will help you to find out about your strengths and abilities in the workplace.


For more information on apprenticeships, traineeships or supported internships, contact our Information, Advice and Guidance service or call into our Parkshot site to speak with someone about your options.


How to enrol if you are an employer

If you are booking directly for yourself then you will be required to go through the normal application or enrolment process.  

If you would like to do a block booking or book a bespoke training package please contact the college on -

Please email 

With an outline of your training requirements.
English - ESOL/EFL courses

If you would like to join an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) or EFL (English as a Foreign Language) course, you need to attend an interview and complete a short test to make sure we find the right level of course for you.

To find out interview times please refer to the relevant web page ESOL or EFL.

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