Below you will find details about how to apply to the various courses offered at Richard Huish College. If you have any queries about the admissions process please give us a call on 01823 320 800.
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.
- Level 2 and 3 Sixth Form Courses
- Flexi-boarding and Boarding
- Professional Qualification - ILM and others
- Professional Qualification - ECDL
- Professional Qualification - AAT or ACCA
Application process for Richard Huish College Sixth Form
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. 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.
APPLY ONLINE HERE
Applying online is the quickest way to get your application to us. Please check your email as we will send your ‘Advice and Guidance Session’ date to the address you supply when you register.
If you are at a local state school:
- Get an application form from your Careers teacher or download one below
- Your school will send your application to us
If you are at an independent school or outside of the area:
- Download an application form below
- Send us your application by email or post to
Admissions Office, Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3DZ Email: email@example.com
After you have applied:
We will contact you to arrange a date for you to come in to chat about your application in an Advice and Guidance session.
Please note due to the number of applications we receive at peak times (November-March) it can take several weeks to receive an appointment date. Please do not panic if friends who apply at the same time as you receive an appointment date sooner than you, based on your application we try, where possible, to arrange your appointment with a staff member relevant to one of your chosen subjects. This is so you get the best guidance possible. Depending on tutor availability wait times can vary, however rest assured there are enough spaces at Huish for everyone who applies on every course.
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.
After your appointment we shall offer you a Study Programme. If you work hard and meet the entry requirements for your chosen courses the next step will be to join us on our Welcome to Huish days in July and then Registration Day at the start of term to enrol.
For an A Level/Level 3 Vocational Study Programme you need to achieve five GCSEs at C/4 grade or above including Mathematics and English Language. 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 C/4/D/3 grades. You are able to resit GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics and upon completion of your Level 2 Study Programme you can progress onto a Level 3 Study Programme, Apprenticeship or into employment. 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 events taking place on GCSE results day or give us a call to discuss your options and to receive advice and guidance.
Welcome to Huish 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. If you are unsure about your subject choices you may also be interested in taking part in an Experience Day prior to July. For further details please visit our School Leavers section. 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.
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
You can apply to begin an Apprenticeship at any time of the year.
If you already have an employer:
If you are already employed 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:
We advertise all of our Apprenticeship vacancies here.
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.
Find out more about an Apprenticeship contact the team on 01823 424603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to Richard Huish College as an International Student
If you wish to apply to study A Levels or Vocational courses as an international student please complete the application form below. We will then contact you to obtain your supporting documentation (for example: recent/previous school reports, certificates of achievement, IELTS certificate).
Once your completed application has been received, it will be acknowledged and an Advice and Guidance appointment will be arranged. For applications made outside of the UK, our preferred method is a Skype appointment.
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. If your journey to Huish is long or you are used to boarding at your current school, Oak House could be just what you need. The purpose built, student accommodation is just a short walk from the College campus.
- Single or twin, en-suite study bedrooms
- High quality communal areas
- Competitively priced, flexible boarding
- Meals are included on a half board basis
All rooms are en-suite. This means you have your own bathroom (toilet, sink and shower) within each bedroom. Twin rooms have one bathroom per bedroom. Each room also has a single duvet, pillow, mattress protector, fitted sheet, desk and chair, bookcase, notice board and door hooks for coats.
Flexi-boarding at Oak House
Flexi-Boarding is perfect for:
- Students whose sports matches run late into the evening
- Students who have after school 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.
Applying for a Professional Qualification
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.
Apply for 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.
Applying for an 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 complete 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 please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Huish College
Tel: 01823 320800