How to enrol

Petty Pool College invites anyone to attend its Open Day For Learners and Parents. We hold two open days each academic year, one in the Autumn term (Nov) and the other in the Summer term (June).

Open Days include guided tours of all our facilities, an overview of courses, a chance to meet current tutors and students, and a relaxed, informal environment in which to find out about services and opportunities available. View our events feed to find out when the next open day is taking place. 

Enrolment process

The enrolment process begins on the 1st September of each academic year. We accept referrals from young people’s advisors, special schools or young people can self-refer. 

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to Petty Pool for an initial interview. Following your interview, you may be offered a two-day link visit during which we will assess your vocational and functional skills. Assessment decisions are made using the information gathered during this process. 

If you are interested in enrolling as a student or on behalf of a prospective student, then please get in touch for more details.


Lifecycle of a student

PRE ENTRY – Visit Petty Pool on one of our open days, have a formal interview, take part in the assessment process then offer decision is made. 

ON ENTRY – New students are given a warm welcome. Two day induction for new starters followed by a two week rolling timetable where students sample key areas then select a course. 

ON COURSE – All students are enrolled on a 16-19 study programme. All students have Individual Learning Plans which include short and long-term SMART targets.

ON EXIT – All learners exit into positive destinations, be that paid employment, voluntary work or employment focussed/community-based payable services. 


Are you looking to enrol as a student at Petty Pool College? 

We’re looking forward to talking to you about the opportunities at Petty Pool and welcome enquiries