Application Timetable

Our 2021 Prospectus is available now!

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Our prospectus is distributed to partner schools in Leicester. Students at other schools may view the prospectus online.

Information and guidance

Through your school you will receive information and guidance about the options available to you post-16. These may include visits or presentations from colleges and work-based learning representatives.


Your application to study at WQE is likely to be through PS16; this will be managed by your school. If your school does not use PS16 or if you attend a school outside of Leicestershire you can still apply through the portal.

Due to the pandemic, we have extended our application deadline. To guarantee an interview, your application should be submitted by Friday 12 February 2021.

May: Consideration of late applications received during April.

June: Consideration of late applications received during May.


The College will be holding interviews on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 March 2021. Partner schools and applicants will be informed of arrangements for these dates. 

Interview arrangements for late applications will be communicated individually.

Places offered

Successful applicants who have been interviewed by the end of March will receive the offer of a place by the end of April.

You will need to confirm acceptance of your offer as directed.

May–June: GCSE examinations. Good luck!

Friday 27 August: GCSE examination results.

Enrolment begins 19 August 2021
Further details of our process for enrolling will be available in due course.

Admissions FAQs

Following our Ask Admissions webinar in January we have collated the frequently asked questions and provided answers here.


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