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Applying to CRC

We’re delighted that you are thinking of joining Cambridge Regional College. If you need any help deciding on the right course or Apprenticeship for you, or with making an application, please get in touch with our Careers Progression Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email We’ll make every effort to find you a place best suited to your needs and abilities.

We receive applications throughout the year; applications can be made online here or by downloading an application form here.

College Open Days & Individual Tours

We would encourage you to come to one of our Open Days – these are a great opportunity to have a look around the college, talk to tutors and get further advice on our courses. We hold regular Open Days throughout the year – please visit our Events page for upcoming dates. If you are unable to attend one of our Open Days but would still like the chance to look around the college, we now offer tours any time of the week. Please contact us on 01223 226315 for more information and bookings.

When should I apply?

There is no time like the present! We would encourage you to apply as early as possible, so we can invite you in for a Welcome Event and make you an offer. We do accept applications right through to the start of term.

How do I apply for a full-time course?

If you are currently attending one of the schools in the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP), you should apply online through UCAS Progress. If you are attending a school outside the Cambridge Area or are not currently at school, you can apply online using our Online Application Form, or, if you prefer, print off a paper copy of our Full-time Application Form and send it through the post.

Click here to see how to apply through CAP procedure, and Click here to find out how to apply through the non CAP procedure.

If you are applying for a Year 10 place at our 14-16 Academy, please fill in our Academy@CRC Application Form. For Higher Education courses, please click here.

Can I apply for more than one course?

Yes, many students apply for more than one course, because they are not sure which course or level is most suitable. You only have to fill in one application and you will be invited to come to a Welcome Event.

What happens after I send in my application?

Once we have received your application, we will invite you in for a Welcome Event to discuss your application. Welcome Events are an opportunity for you, and your parents/carers, to have a good look around the college, see the specialist facilities in your subject areas, talk to your tutors and ask questions. It’s also our chance to assess if you are suitable for the course and level that you have chosen.

What happens after my Welcome Event?

After your Welcome Event you will hopefully be offered a place on a course at the college. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place on the course.

Taster Days

You will then be invited to come in for Taster Days. These are an important, and compulsory, part of our Admissions process. If you did not attend a Taster Day in July, you will be invited to a late Taster Day in August/September.

Advice Days

Should your exam results be different to what you were expecting, then please come along to one of our Advice Days, which take place in August. Tutors and Careers Progression Advisers will be on hand to talk to you. You can still apply for a course at this stage, even if you haven’t applied to CRC before.

Cambridge Regional College is fully committed to equalising opportunities and welcomes applications from everyone.

College Status

College Open and running as normal.