Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Applying to CRC

We have a place for you 

Planning for September? Worried about what to do with exams being cancelled? Don’t worry, we have a place for you. We are still taking applications and you can apply and talk to us today.

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, please get in touch with our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email

For any assistance with applying for a course, contact Admissions on:

Applications can be made any time during the year and we recommend applying online. 

Please ensure you enter in your email address correctly as we will communicate with you via email about your application.  


To apply online, just follow these steps:

  1. Find the course you want to apply for through the course search, located on the right-hand side of the page. 
  2. Click ‘Apply’ on your course page.
  3. You will be taken through to our application portal where you can set up your account and start your application. 
  4. Want to apply for more than one course? Once you’ve set up your account, just find the next course you want to apply for on the website and click apply.   

Complete a printed application form 

  1. Download Application Form 2020-21 (for Sept 2020 start) 
  2. Complete and return to your chosen campus’s admissions team:
    Send a scan or clear photograph by email to enable CRC to process your application.
    Cambridge Campus:, Admissions Office, Cambridge Campus, Cambridge Regional College, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2QT, 01223 418448.
    Huntingdon Campus:,  Huntingdon Campus, Cambridge Regional College, California Road, Huntingdon, PE29 1BL, 01480 379 213. 


All applicants who are booked on to a Welcome Event will receive correspondence from the Admissions Team to inform them of alternative arrangements for an online Welcome Event and Telephone Interview and to confirm timings, we are hoping to get this information to all applicants as soon as possible.

We have sent all applicants who are booked on to Welcome Events of the week commencing 23/03/2020 an email and a text message and stated:


Due to the college (Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses) currently being closed to students and visitors, we will not be holding Welcome Events on site.

We are looking to arrange telephone Welcome Event interviews and will be in touch with all the information you require as soon as possible.
Please email Admissions to update your contact details.

Text message:

We are looking to arrange telephone interviews & will be in touch with the info you require as soon as possible. Please email Admissions to update your contact details. CRC

If you have not yet received this, could you please email our Admissions Team on or (dependent on the Campus you have applied for) to ensure your contact details are correct which will then ensure all correspondence will get to you.

All applications the Admissions Team receive during the COVID-19 closure, will automatically be allocated an Interview once their application has been processed. All confirmation will be sent via email which will ask them to click on a link to a pre-recorded presentation which will give in-depth information on their desired course. Also, this confirmation email will confirm the applicants new interview date and time so they can make arrangements to ensure the applicants will be available. Once the Admissions Team has received the Interview notes from the tutor, they will work on adding offers to the system which will then allow them to send out an email confirming the offer.

Don’t worry about the cancellation of your exams, we will have a place for you at CRC. The level of the course you study will take into consideration your predicted grades and any other factors as laid out by the Department for Education following the decision to cancel. Not having formally ‘sat’ your exams in the summer will not adversely affect your offer.

Please note that due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidance the on site Open Days and Campus Tours are postponed until further notice. However we have now taken our Open Days Online, so that you can engage with the college, find out about us, the courses, and facilities from the safety of your own home. Find out more about the online Open Days here >

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.

If you are currently attending one of the schools in the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP), you should apply online through MyChoice@16. If you are attending a school outside the Cambridge Area or are not currently at school, you can apply online by using the College online application system. Search for the course you are interested in and click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Alternatively, you can print off a paper copy of our Application Form 2020-21 and post it to us.

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.

Once your application has been received and processed, you will be allocated to a Telephone Interview with a tutor from your chosen subject area to discuss your application. Once allocated you will receive confirmation by email with your interview date and time.

Please ensure that the contact details provided on your application form are correct. 

Please note due to Coronavirus, Taster Days will not be taking place this year. 

Taster Days are typically held at the end of June and consist of three days at college and give you the opportunity to participate in activities related to your course and meet other people who will be studying with you from September.

You will participate in a range of activities, which are intended to be informative, enjoyable and subject specific. You will have a chance to meet other students on the course, and department staff. You will also be able to familiarise yourself with the College and the specialist rooms you will be using when your course starts.

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.

Please note we will keep you updated about Advice Days during this unprecedented time of the Coronavirus as the situation is changing regularly.

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