Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

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 Information, Advice and Guidance Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email

Applications can be made any time during the year either online or by downloading Application Form 2020-21 (for Sept 2020 start).



College Open Days & Individual Tours

Our Open Days are a great opportunity to have a look around the college, talk to tutors and find out more about our great courses. We hold regular Open Days throughout the year, as well as post-results Advice Days in August – please visit our Events page for upcoming dates. If you can’t make an Open Day but would still like to look around the college, we would be very happy to give you a personal tour any time during the  week. Please contact us on 01223 226315 for more information and bookings.

When should I apply?

We take applications all year, but encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible, so we can invite you in for a Welcome Event and make you an offer.

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 print off a paper copy of our Application Form 2019-20 and post it to us.

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

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 apply?

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

Taster Days 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

If your exam results are higher – or lower – than you were expecting, come along to one of our August Advice Days to discuss your options with lecturers.  If you haven’t yet applied to CRC, this is a great time to come along to the college, find out more about the courses and make an application on the day.

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

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.