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How To Apply

Getting started together

Joining us is easy, it just takes five simple steps


Get to know us at one of our Open Events

Find out what Franklin has to offer and how we can support you in achieving your further education or career goals by attending one of our Open Events. Dates and times are posted on our website and social media channels, so make sure you follow us for updates.


Complete and submit your application

Submit directly through our website or log in to Lincs2; the choice is yours. The process usually takes less than an hour, but to help speed it up, make sure you have information like your predicted GCSE grades and extra information to tell us all about you and your interests and any future aspirations you have. We’d love to find out as much about you as possible!


Join us for an interview

Following your application, we’ll arrange an applicant interview with you. At this interview, we can discuss your application and choices and get to know you better. We’ll take care of all the details and notify you of the date and time and this really isn’t anything to panic around. It’s just a chance for you to get to know us, for us to get to know you and to make sure everything marries up as we prepare for you joining us!


Take part in a Taster Day

By now, you’re probably starting to get a feel for Franklin and our staff. Taking part in your Taster Day will give you first-hand experience of daily Franklin life and how it feels to be a part of our community. Your Taster Day will take place after you’ve completed your exams and we’ll keep you informed of everything you need to know about this.


Enrol at Franklin

You’ve just received your GCSE results – exciting! Now your results are in; it’s time to enrol at Franklin; then look forward to your final preparing for Franklin activities with us! We look forward to welcoming you to Frank Fest (our event of the summer) and then Orientation Day. If you didn’t get your expected results, don’t worry we can chat through your alternative options at your enrolment appointment, Franklin staff are specially trained to advise and work with 16-19 year olds so don't worry.

Below are some frequently asked questions which you may find useful, but you can also view our full range of FAQs.

Alternatively, get in touch with our Admissions Team

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Yes. At Franklin we have experience in supporting students with a wide range of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. College staff receive specialist training in this area and we will do our best to meet individual needs. All Franklin students are eligible to receive extra support from the Study Support Team. Support can include anything, from help with one off study problems to one-on-one support sessions and workshops in spelling and punctuation. Whatever your needs, we will support you through your studies to ensure that you achieve your full potential at Franklin.

Start with our course guide to determine which levels you should apply for. From there, you’ll see courses that fit in with your career aims and whether they’re available to you. We also have more information on course entry requirements.

Yes. You’ll receive advice from our admissions team, teachers, progress coaches and career advisors. Still, you might want to start by browsing our courses and wider opportunities pages to get an idea of what’s on offer. If you’re still unsure after searching online, don’t worry. Feeling overwhelmed or unsure of the best route forward at this stage is usual. Once we know what you’re aiming for, we’ll help you select subjects and experiences that strengthen your application, giving you the best chance of success. We’ll build on this together to design a Study Programme that suits your aspirations and puts you on track to achieve your long-term goals. Ultimately, our team is here to help you get the most from what Franklin offers.

Call our admissions team on 01472 875 004 if your results are not what you expected them to be. Try not to worry – if you were offered one, your place is still open to you. An extra year at college may be required to improve your grades sufficiently to start a level 3 programme. In this scenario, you wouldn't be alone, many students take this route and go on to achieve their long-term goals.

Our friendly Admissions Team are ready to answer your questions, however big or small. Contact them at or telephone 01472 875 004, and they’ll be happy to help.

Now! The sooner you apply, the quicker we can process your application and arrange an application interview. To guarantee a place on your first choice courses, please apply by mid-March. You can apply directly on our website or via Lincs2 with a login. If you have any questions during the application process, don’t forget you can also contact our admissions team at the details supplied above.

Yes. Individual and small group tutorials are an essential part of your College programme. During that time, you will be able to approach your progress coach with any problem and be confident that it will be dealt with sensitively. The college has a student counselling service, which provides access to one-to-one counselling where required.