Before You Apply

At UCEN Manchester we make conditional and unconditional offers. Find out more about what these mean as well as managing them.

For what to do next, please read our applicant checklist on our applicant hub.

Important information for 2021 Applicants

We understand the potential impact of the current situation and want to ensure you that any applicant who receives an offer from us is will not be disadvantaged as a result of school/college closures or exam cancellations.

For more information about your offer and other key milestones ahead of enrolment, please see the details below.

How will I be taught?

Here are our plans for how you'll be taught in September depending on the latest government guidance.

Regardless of which version we end up delivering in you’ll always be able to access support through UCEN Manchester. And as things change we’ll adapt and open up as much as possible, as quickly as possible. 

National Lockdown

  • Your course will be fully delivered online, remotely and in virtual environments in line with the government guidance
  • Our tutors will adapt delivery to make sure you get the same great learning experience
  • Regular phone check-ins to at risk and vulnerable students
  • Full remote access to our Future U student support services and PAM Assist advice line
  • Assessments will be tailored to ensure your qualification outcome won't be impacted
  • Virtual social activities

Tier System restrictions in place

  • We will provide you with a blended learning experience
  • Some lessons will take place online – typically those which can be delivered in this way without compromising your experience eg lectures
  • Practical sessions will take place on campus with a range of Covid-19 safety measures in place 
  • Regular phone check-ins to at-risk and vulnerable students
  • On-campus and remote access to our Future U student support services and PAM Assist advice line
  • Assessments will be tailored to ensure your qualification outcome won't be impacted
  • We will follow the government guidance in place to keep you safe

Restrictions (Normal or nearly normal...)

  • All (or nearly all) lessons delivered face to face on campus
  • Some Covid-19 safety measures may remain in place
  • Safe social activities
  • On-campus and remote access available to our Future U services and full access to the PAM Assist advice line
  • Assessments will be tailored to ensure your qualification outcome won't be impacted
  • We will follow the government guidance in place to keep you safe

We'll keep all students and applicants updated via email as things change. 

  • This typically means that your offer is conditional on you achieving certain exam results. You can find the specific details of your individual offer when you log into UCAS Track.
  • Once you have met the conditions of your offer, your Admissions Team will confirm that it is unconditional via UCAS Track and send you further information about how to enrol as a student at UCEN Manchester. This usually happens in August.

Your offer from us might be:

  • A ‘tariff’ offer, e.g. 128 Tariff points from GCE A Levels. (Please note that we do not count tariff points from AS level), or:
  • A ‘grade’ offer, covering A Levels at stated grades, say BBC, or say, BTEC Extended Diploma grades DMM (Distinction/Merit/Merit).

We might specify a minimum grade in a specific Level 3 subject, to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge and skills for your chosen course, e.g. 128 tariff points from GCE A Levels, to include a grade C in GCE A Level Maths.

For more information on the UCAS Tariff, go to the UCAS website.

Before accepting your offer, there are a number of important information points that we ask you to read about the offer and your course, our contract and the related policies, terms and conditions.

This means that you have already met our entry requirements, though you might still need to provide proof of your qualifications or have a DBS check (criminal records check).

The Admissions Team will write to you with further information on how to enrol as a student at UCEN Manchester in August.

Before you accept your offer, there is some important information that we’d like you to read carefully about your course, contract and our related policies and terms and conditions.

February to April 2021

Applicant Events

If you didn't have a chance to attend our applicant open day then you can contact our admissions team to arrange a virtual meeting with our teaching team time by emailing UCENAdmissions@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk 

April to May 2021

Accepting your offer

When you are sure which university and course to make your firm and insurance choice, log on to UCAS Track to accept your offer. 

If you are holding an offer for UCEN Manchester or any other institutions and you applied before 29 January you must select your firm and insurance choice by 10 June or UCAS will automatically decline all offers you have received.

All deadlines for accepting your offers are below.

  • 10 June: Deadline to respond if you received all your decisions by 20 May (except if you are applying using Extra)
  • 14 July: Deadline to respond if you received all your decisions by 13 July 

March to May 2021

Apply for Student Finance

You can apply for your Student Finance from February 2021 via the Student Finance England portal – this covers all aspects of fees and funding.

To ensure you receive funding before starting your chosen course in September please apply by Friday 24 May. When applying for Student Finance for UCEN Manchester you'll need to choose our parent organisation 'LTE Group' when you making your application.

July - September 2021

Getting ready for University

If you are holding a Conditional offer with us then we will be in touch with you once we receive your results to let you know if we can confirm your place at the University.

Please apply for Student Finance and contact our Disability Support Team to make a disability support application as soon as you receive your offer to ensure there are no delays.

September 2021

Join us for Welcome and Induction Week

Join us for Welcome and Induction week  – we will be sending you detailed information to ensure you start university fully-informed and ready to enjoy your studies.

We know that you may be experiencing a disruption to your studies, changes to assessments, exams or personal circumstances in light of the current situation.

We understand the potential impact of this and want to ensure you that any applicant who receives an offer from us is will not be disadvantaged as a result of school/college closures or exam cancellations.

We will update you with any developments as we have them.

UCAS is providing regular updates to applicants on this webpage.

If you’d like to speak to someone about your personal circumstances, please email our Admissions Team (UCENAdmissions@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk) or Future U Student Support Team (Careers&Welfare@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk)

Got a question?

Our teams are here to help, whatever your query.