How to Apply

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How to Apply

Completed Application Forms should be sent to:

The Learner Recruitment Department
John Ruskin College
Selsdon Park Road
South Croydon

Application forms are available

If you currently study in a Croydon school, they should provide the necessary form and help you through the application process. You should also consult the Croydon Post 16 Prospectus which your school should provide you with. Alternatively, you can apply directly to the College using one of the methods mentioned above.

If you do not attend a Croydon school you should apply direct to the College using one of the methods mentioned above.

We recommend that all applicants attend one of our Open Days

Visitors to our Open Events are expected to be accompanied by their parents/guardians or some other responsible adult who can help you make this important decision about your next step.

When you make an application, an interview will be arranged at the College with an experienced member of the College staff. All applications are acknowledged within 5 working days of receipt.

Interviews are offered within 20 working days of receipt.

You are advised to put in an early application to secure your place and avoid disappointment.


Tuition for full-time further education courses is free for 16 – 18-year-old students who meet home student entry criteria. However, you will need to cover the cost of materials, DBS checks, trips and other items related to your course of study. Students aged 19+, please contact the College for further information about fees and charges. Telephone 020 8651 1131 or email:

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.