Enrolment – College-level courses

21 – 30 August 2024

If you’ve applied to Confetti and got an offer, this page will contain all the useful information about enrolment.

If you are looking to start with us in September 2024, enrolment will take place from Wednesday 21 August until Friday 30 August 2024. Our Admissions team will be in touch closer to the time to confirm your exact time slot.

Your enrolment will take place at Confetti HQ Reception (6-10 Convent Street, NG1 3LL).  You can usually expect to be with us for approximately one hour (this may be longer at busier times or if additional tasks need to be carried out).

Enrolment Checklist

We will need to see the following documents/information, so please make sure you have these available:

  • Proof of ID (passport; driving license; birth certificate; or Home Office letter)
  • National Insurance number
  • A record of all your existing qualifications (certificates or printed results)
  • Unique learner number (ULN)

Please note that we will not be able to complete your enrolment without evidence of your qualifications and ID.

If you are aged 19+ and do not have an EHCP you will need to speak to Student Services to arrange payment of your course fees on or before the day of your enrolment. Please note that there are no student loans or fee remittance available on our courses. If you have any questions regarding course fees or payments please contact Student Services on 0115 952 2075 or by email on studentservices@confetti.ac.uk to speak to a member of the team.

If you are unable to fulfil the requirements of your offer (for example, if you cannot provide proof of qualifications or you do not achieve the grades you have been predicted), please contact us. We may be in a position to offer you a place on an alternative course.

Enrolment Day

You will be guided through each step of enrolment with Confetti staff and student ambassadors on hand to help. Your enrolment session will take up to an hour.

Please note that we do not have parking facilities. We recommend using public transport where possible. Further details to travelling to Confetti.

  1. Sign in at Confetti HQ main reception desk
  2. Complete an enrolment form and provide proof of ID (there will be staff available to help with this process)
  3. Provide proof of qualifications and enrol onto your course
  4. NCFE/ForSkills Initial Assessment (all students yet to achieve a Grade 4 in English & Maths will need to complete an initial assessment, if this has not been completed from home prior to enrolment, you will be required to complete this on the day of enrolment).
  5. Maths and English enrolment (some students will need to study Maths and/or English)
  6. If you are aged 19+ and do not have an EHCP, you will need to speak to Student Services to arrange payment of your course fees as discussed upon application.
  7. Bursaries – students who aren’t paying fees may be eligible to apply for bursaries whilst at Confetti. Please chat to our Student Services Team to check eligibility and request an application.
  8. Collect your Confetti student card

Students yet to achieve a Grade 4 in Maths and English will be emailed a link to NCFE/ForSkills to complete the Initial Assessment in early-August. Please complete this at home before the enrolment event, if you don’t manage to, you will need to complete this assessment on your enrolment day, this will take approximately 30 minutes for each assessment.

What makes me a fee payer?

If you’re 19 years or older without an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), or if you’re applying for a course at a level you’ve already attained, you’d be classified as a fee payer. Additionally, if you’re undertaking a course lasting more than one year and you turn 19 during its duration, you may also be responsible for fees

How much are the course fees?

Course fees are subject to change year on year.

For the academic year 2024/25, fees have been confirmed to be £1,250 per year. Fees are payable at enrolment, for each course you sign up for. All of our courses are £1,250 per year (Level 1, 2 and 3). Fees are reviewed each academic year and are subject to change.

How do I pay my fees?

Fees are broken down into two payments.

The first instalment of £625 will need to be paid at your enrolment date, you will not be able to enrol without this deposit being made

A second payment of £625 will be due by Friday 18 October 2024. If there are any concerns in making this second payment, please contact Student Services

Is there any fee remittance, grants or bursaries?

Unfortunately, we do not offer any bursaries or grants for private fee paying students.

There is also no remittance of fees, regardless of benefit entitlement. Confetti doesn’t accept the Advance Learner Loan.

What bursaries are available?

Bursary applications are available for students 16-18 years old and for those students who have of an EHCP.

Bursary applications are assessed in the order we receive them and during busy times, (especially at the start of the academic year) bursary applications can take up to 4 weeks to process

Will I be reimbursed for travel and/or meal costs incurred during the assessment period?

Students are expected to fund their own travel and meals during this time. We cannot refund or backpay any costs incurred.

How can I request a bursary?

You can request a bursary form via email- bursary.applications@confetti.ac.uk

Bursary Applications will be available from Summer 2024 and you cannot apply for a bursary until you are fully enrolled

Incomplete bursary forms and insufficient evidence will delay the award, so please ensure it is completed in full

Am I eligible?

  • You must be fully enrolled
  • You must have a household income below our award threshold (NET inclusive of benefits, employment and pension)
  • You must live 1.7 miles or more from Confetti

What you are awarded (travel, meals, vulnerable students allowance) will depend on eligibility

How will I be notified of the outcome?

You will be contacted via your Confetti email address with the outcome of your bursary application. This will detail what have you been awarded, how to claim the award and when awards will be made. This will be within 4 weeks of when you submitted your application.

Parents and Carers will also receive notification.

What happens if I can’t make my enrolment slot?

Please email DIS@confetti.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Change Enrolment Date’.

Can I have support during enrolment?

Staff are available to support you during enrolment. If you have a specific need please contact us – studentservices@confetti.ac.uk. 

I haven’t got what was needed for my offer – what can I do?

Contact studentservices@confetti.ac.uk to discuss, or come along to your enrolment slot and we will be happy to provide you with information, advice and guidance. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to allocate you a place but we will endeavour to find something suitable wherever possible.

Can I switch courses?

Your course offer is based on your application and interview. If you want to change your course you should speak to a member of staff at the enrolment event.

I haven’t got proof of my GCSEs yet.

You will need proof of your grades in order for us to enrol you. Please contact DIS@confetti.ac.uk if there is a delay in you obtaining these.

What do I do if I can’t find my certificates?

Contact your previous school/college and request a copy of your certificates, or contact the awarding body directly.

How many hours a week is the course?

Up to 21 hours per week and for funding purposes it is classed as full-time.

When do I receive my timetable?

Your induction timetable will be emailed to you immediately after you enroll (21-30 August). Your full timetable will be emailed to you on Thursday 5 September.

Do I have to do Maths and English if I am a fee payer?

No you don’t need to study Maths and English as a fee payer.

Will I have to do Maths and English GCSEs if I have passed Functional Skills L2?

If you are under 18, you will need to study Maths and/or English if you do not have a GCSE Grade 4 or above.

Can I be in a group with my friend?

Groups are allocated based on gender, academic ability, age and support needs. If you feel you need to change course, please speak with your Course Leader.

How/when do I apply for a bursary?

You can apply as soon as you are enrolled. Staff will be available at the sessions to advise you.

Can I have an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for my fees?

Unfortunately, our courses are not eligible for these loans. Please contact us to discuss your payments by emailing studentservices@confetti.ac.uk.

If you have any further questions, please contact studentservices@confetti.ac.uk who will be able to assist you.