Covid-19 and Entry Requirements
Following the UK Governments decision to close all schools and colleges due to the current health epidemic GCSE exams scheduled to take place in May and June will not be going ahead as planned.
Regardless of what happens, if you have already been offered a place to join our Sixth Form your place is secured and we look forward to seeing you in September. If you are yet to apply, online applications are still open and we will phone you to discuss your course choices and make you an offer.
We want to reassure you we will do everything possible to make sure this does not change your plans for your future. Click here for the latest information.
- Applying to Huish
- Level 2 and 3 Sixth Form Courses
- International Students
- Flexi-Boarding and Boarding
- Professional Qualifications
What course are you applying for?
If you have any queries about the admissions process please give us a call on 01823 320 800 or email email@example.com.
Tours of the campus are available all year round on weekdays including holidays (except Christmas). To arrange a tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I joined Huish two months late because I decided to move schools after I’d started my A Levels at a boarding school in Dorset. It was a risky choice and I don’t think I could’ve been more nervous. However, because of the atmosphere that I found here, the friends that I have made and the high academic standard, it was, and still is, one of the best decisions I could have made. The teaching in all my subjects is fantastic and I feel that it pushes me academically to the best of my ability, individually and in class.
Mimi Lecompte, Huish student
Apply for Richard Huish College Sixth Form
(A Level or Vocational Study Programmes)
The number of places available at Richard Huish College is not limited and you can apply right up until the Autumn term begins. However, it is recommended you apply early (November – February) to benefit from the advice, guidance and support we can offer.
Below you can see the steps you will go through to become a student here. Once you have applied we can ensure you are provided with the knowledge you will need to make an informed choice about your future. Between your point of application to enrolment you can change your decision about your selected Study Programme or course type.
STEP ONE: APPLICATION
APPLY ONLINE: Applying online is the quickest way to get your application to us, just select the link at the top of this page to access our Application Portal. Please check your email regularly as we will send your ‘Advice and Guidance’ appointment to the address you supply when you register.
APPLY BY POST/EMAIL: You can download the application form below and return this by post or email to Admissions Office, Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3DZ or email@example.com. If you are at a local state school you can download an application form or get one from your school’s Careers teacher – your school will collect and send your application to us during the school year.
STEP TWO: ADVICE AND GUIDANCE SESSION
Once your application has been processed, we will contact you to arrange a date for you to come in to chat about your application in an Advice and Guidance session.
The purpose of this Advice and Guidance appointment is to ensure you feel confident in all aspects of your chosen Study Programme. By getting to know you and your goals we can give you additional advice and information about selecting the right Study Programme for you.
Please note due to the number of applications we receive at peak times (November-March) it can take a few weeks to receive an appointment date. Waiting times will vary depending on your selected Study Programme and our tutor availability so please do not panic if friends receive appointments before you. There are enough spaces on our courses for everyone applying ahead of September.
At the end of your appointment we shall offer you a Study Programme and confirm the entry requirements required for your chosen courses.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: For an A Level/Level 3 Vocational Study Programme you need to achieve five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English (Language or Literature). For some courses there may be additional requirements (please refer to the individual course page for details). For a Level 2 Vocational Study Programme you will need GCSE English and Mathematics at grade D/3 or above plus a range of GCSEs at 4/3 grades.
We want you to feel comfortable before you commence your Study Programme at Huish so if you have any questions throughout the application process, your circumstances change, or you wish to alter your Study Programme please don’t hesitate to contact us.
STEP THREE: WELCOME TO HUISH (TASTER DAYS)
Following your application, you will be invited to our ‘Welcome to Huish’ days in July. This is a chance for you to trial your selected lessons, take part in activities and meet other students before you join us in September.
STEP FOUR: GCSE RESULTS DAY
We wish you the best of luck with your GCSEs. For practical advice about your GCSEs visit our School Leavers section.
If your grades meet the entry requirements then your next step will be to join us at enrolment. If you would like to alter your Study Programme please note this can be done at enrolment. The campus will be busy on GCSE results day so it is recommended to avoid phoning/visiting on the day unless urgent advice is required.
If you don’t get the grades you require for your selected course we still have many options for your next step. Please check our website for details of our events taking place on GCSE results day or give us a call to discuss your options.
STEP FIVE: ENROLMENT
You will be sent an appointment time to enrol on one of our Registration days taking place at the end of August. If you are unable to attend due to special circumstances, this can take place on your first day. You can find all important dates in our events calendar or visit our student information section for more helpful information for new students. At enrolment you will:
- Meet with your tutor (please bring a photocopy of your GCSE results)
- Pay the Huish Experience Fee
- Have your photo taken for your Student ID Card. Smile please!
- Login to the Huish Computer Network and receive a tutorial on Moodle, our online learning platform.
We can’t wait for you to join us!
Apply for an Apprenticeship
If you already have an employer or have found an employer who is happy to support you through the Apprenticeship Programme, please contact the Apprenticeship team who will liaise with you and your employer to arrange the start of your Apprenticeship.
If you do not have an employer:
You apply for Apprenticeships in the same way as you would for a job. We advertise all of our Apprenticeship vacancies here. If shortlisted for the role you will be invited to attend an interview for the position.
If you would like to find out further information or would like advice on completing the application please contact the Apprenticeship team for an appointment.
Applying to study as an International Student
To apply to study A Levels or Vocational courses as an international student please visit the Huish International section of our website for full details and to download a Huish International Application Form.
Students will also need to complete a boarding application for Oak House or Homestay Accommodation.
The College’s outstanding reputation means that we have students coming to us from all over the UK, Europe and elsewhere in the world. The exciting and unique blend of young people is one of the many reasons why Huish is a dynamic, successful and fascinating place to be.
To apply for boarding please download the below Accommodation Registration Form.
For more information, details about costs or to arrange a tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823 320 800.
Oak House offers an independent living experience in preparation for university and life beyond.
The purpose built, student accommodation is just a short walk from the College campus and includes;
- Single or twin, en-suite study bedrooms. This means you have your own bathroom (toilet, sink and shower) within each bedroom. Each room also has a single duvet, pillow, mattress protector, fitted sheet, desk and chair, bookcase, notice board and door hooks for coats.
- High quality communal areas
- Meals included on a half board basis – breakfast and a 3 course evening meal
- Free access to a laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
- A housekeeper who will clean your bedroom and bathroom on a weekly basis
- Live in House Parents to help you settle in
- An enrichment programme and trip opportunities
Flexi-Boarding is perfect for:
- Students whose sports matches run late into the evening
- Students who have after College enrichment
- Students who have a long commute
The cost for flexi-boarding is: £30 per night for three or more nights per week £35 per night for one or two nights per week. The cost includes dinner, bedroom with en-suite facilities and breakfast in the morning.
We also offer Homestay accommodation with fully police checked families. Homestay accommodation is a popular choice if you are experiencing the UK for the first time. We will only place you with families who regard you as a member of their household and who will help you integrate into life in the UK. You will have your own private bedroom with ample storage and study space. You will also have free access to the WiFi within the house. Your host family will provide you with breakfast and a home cooked dinner in the evening. But more than that, they will help you settle in to college life, advise you on your studies and support you at all times.
Apply to complete a Professional Qualification alongside your employment
ECDL or Computer Short Course
You can enrol at any time during the year as the courses are roll-on roll-off. During the enrolment session there will be an introduction to the College and the course being studied. Each student will be issued with an ID card which will provide access to the computer systems and College facilities.
Payment can be made by invoice or via the Richard Huish College online shop.
To book an enrolment session please email email@example.com.
AAT OR ACCA QUALIFICATION
Please note, if you are wishing to complete your qualification via an Apprenticeship please refer to the Apprenticeship application method.
To apply to study the AAT or ACCA qualification as a stand alone course please download and return the application below to Richard Huish College. If you have any queries a please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Huish College
Tel: 01823 320800
External Candidates: If you wish to complete an ACCA exam as an external candidate please contact our exams team.
Many of our professional qualifications can be completed as stand alone courses or as Apprenticeships. If you would like to self fund a qualification please contact our business team to discuss a suitable starting point and details of how to apply.