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How To Apply

How To Apply

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5-Step Application System

Our application system consists of five easy steps.

1. Open Event - Attend an Open Event and find out what is on offer at Franklin.

2. Apply - Make an application through Lincs2 or via our website. 

3. Interview - You will be invited for a college application interview to discuss your application and choices.

4. Taster Days - Applicants will be invited to Taster Days and experience what it is like to be a Franklin student! 

5. Enrol - Enrol at Franklin once you have received your GCSE results in August.


Students from all areas are invited to apply to Franklin Sixth Form College, we also accept applications from internal and home-educated students.

We do not give priority to any applicants and support all applicants equally.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

FAQs - Frequently asked questions

I have additional support needs; will Franklin College be able to help me?

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.

How do I know which courses I should take?

Start by looking at the level you should be applying for (see pages 21-25 of our course guide for an explanation of these). From here you can see which courses are available to you and what will fit well with your career aims. You can find information on our course entry requirements here.

Will I be given any help in choosing my programme?

Yes. We help every applicants choose their Study Programme our aim is to design your programme most suitably to support your aspirations. If you're unsure on these that's completely normal and we can help to guide and advise you. If you tell us what you are aiming for, we will help you from the very start to choose subjects and experiences that will strengthen your application and ensure your very best chance of success. Advice from the Admissions Team, teachers, progress coaches and our career advisors will ensure that you get the most out of what Franklin can offer you. Why not start by having a browse through our website and look at the range of courses and wider opportunities we have at Franklin; also the fantastic range of support we offer. 

What if my GCSE results are not what I was expecting?

Here at Franklin, we offer a telephone advice service on 01472 875 004. You can telephone us if your results are not what you expected them to be. If you have already been offered a place at Franklin then it will still be open to you. It may be that you need to spend an extra year at college to improve your grades before moving on to a Level 3 programme, many students take this route and still achieve the goals that they set for themselves.

If I still have some questions, who do I speak to?

You can email any questions to or telephone 01472 875 004 and speak to a member of the Admissions Team who will help advise you.

When do I apply?

Now! The sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an application interview with you. You can apply or on our website or via Lincs2 (if you have a log-in). 

Will there be someone to help me if I have a problem at college?

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.

Everything You Need!

Download our Prospectus

Our Courses

Make a Lincs2 Application

Enrichment Information

Careers & Our Centre for Professional Development 

Contact Us!

Phone: 01472 875000


Please get in touch! We are always happy to help!

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If you would like to come for a look around the college please contact us and we would be happy to show you around and talk about your application.

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