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Get advice and apply

Whether you’re 16 or 70, deciding to study at college is a big decision. 
Across our website you’ll find plenty of advice and guidance about all aspects of our courses and the college experience. 
You can also call or email us at any time to speak to one of our friendly Advice and Admissions Team:

Get advice

If you are not sure what course to apply for, have not got the grades you need or want to discuss different career options, you can book an appointment with a member of our Activate Careers team for impartial advice and guidance. 
We also run open evenings during the year where you can get information and advice from our tutors. See our events page for dates.
We offer a variety of financial support to our learners. If you’re aged 16-18, visit the school leaver financial pages.  Adult learners, find out more about support you can access.


Whatever your starting point we’ll help you to go further.
Qualifications you can study for include A-levels, BTECs, NVQs, apprenticeships and degrees. If you are unfamiliar with the different levels of study, let us explain…


If you’re ready to apply for a course, we have some helpful tips that will help set you apart from the crowd. 
Visit the relevant section of our website to find out more:

To apply for a course please:

  1. Download our application form (Chrome users, please right mouse click and select "save as link..." and save this to your desktop)
  2. Complete all fields within the form
  3. Save it using the grey "save form" button at the bottom
  4. After saving the form, do not email within Adobe PDF
  5. Return it to us via email (Enquiries@activatelearning.ac.uk) using Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail or another online provider
  6. Alternatively drop it into Learner Services. 

To discover the range of courses Reading College offers please download our prospectus or browse our courses page.