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, please get in touch with our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email enquiry@camre.ac.uk.

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

Applications can be made any time during the year either:


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:
    Cambridge Campus: cadmissions@camre.ac.uk, Admissions Office, Cambridge Campus, Cambridge Regional College, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2QT, 01223 418448.
    Huntingdon Campus: hadmissions@camre.ac.uk,  Huntingdon Campus, Cambridge Regional College, California Road, Huntingdon, PE29 1BL, 01480 379 213. 


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 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.

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 so they are a mandatory part of the application process. You will need to book your Welcome Event online, to do this you can follow our step by step guides below:

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 Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.