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Studying at DN Colleges Group opens up a world of opportunity for our students.
From school leavers to undergraduates, graduates to adult learners, we help people at all stages in their learning journey to develop skills and achieve qualifications that will lead them forward towards employment and enhance their careers.
Studying at DN Colleges Group offers a different environment to a school or a sixth form establishment. Our students learn in a stimulating setting, developing confidence and independence for further study or future employment. With study programmes available from entry level upwards across a range of industries, there are options for every student and circumstance.
We combine a wide range of subject choices with a variety of programmes. We offer further education and higher education, short courses and bespoke programmes, professional qualifications and programmes for international students.
Our vocational study programmes for students aged 16-19 provide a practical hands-on approach to studying in some of the best facilities in the region. With the inclusion of industry placements and a focus on employability skills, our students develop the skills and qualifications they need to enter the world of work, or to progress into higher education.
Our extensive range of higher education and university validated programmes provide opportunities to study up to degree level, preparing students to enter graduate employment. Programmes are vocational and employment-related, taught by academic staff who are highly qualified and experienced specialists in their subject areas. We also offer post graduate programmes and professional development opportunities and all these programmes are taught in exceptional learning and teaching facilities.
Our adult learning courses boast a range of subject areas. Options are available for those looking to change career, to train in a new field or to learn new skills.
Many of our students also gain international experience. DN Colleges Group has a support fund from Erasmus+ and students can apply for a European work trip, combining working abroad with a cultural overseas experience. Recent destinations have included France, Finland, Sweden and Portugal, with successful students benefitting from working in their chosen industry in a European City, with all expenses covered – a great boost to their CV and future employment options.
Whether entering the world of work for the first time, looking to progress in a chosen career or perhaps start something completely different, we help our students develop the skills they need to progress towards employment and enhance careers.
Studying at DN Colleges Group is about more than qualifications. While our students learn new skills, they also have access to an extensive enrichment programme, with employment and enterprise activities, elite sports academies and work experience programmes, ensuring their time with us is stimulating and a life experience they’ll never forget.
For Students from the EU
The UK is due to leave the European Union, which is likely to lead to changes to the system to EU, EEA and Swiss students studying in the UK.
What is the EU Settlement Scheme?
On 29th March 2017, the UK requested to leave the European Union, which means the rights of EU nationals in the UK could be affected. You and your family members will need to make an application to make your residency in the UK official. This is called the EU Settlement Scheme. If you don’t apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30th June 2021 (or 31st December 2020 if no deal is reached with the EU), you will no longer have the right to remain in the UK.
What does this mean for DN Colleges students from the EU?
Brexit may result in a range of changes over the coming years, but the friendly and multicultural atmosphere at both North Lindsey and Doncaster College will stay the same. We are proud of this diversity and will continue to welcome staff and students from all around the world. We want to ensure all EU students are supported with their transition to becoming a student at either North Lindsey and Doncaster College, therefore we encourage students to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme as soon as possible.
The College reinforces the current advice from the Government, which is “Whether there is a deal or no deal, you should apply now for ‘Settled Status’ if you are from the EU”.
For more information on the EU Settlement Scheme, please see below or visit the gov.uk website: (https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families)
Who does the EU Settlement Scheme apply to?
You need to know about the EU Settlement Scheme if you are from EU, EEA or Switzerland.
If you are an Irish citizen your rights are not affected by Brexit, however you are eligible to apply under the scheme if you would like to.
How do I apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, the EU Settlement Scheme is now open to apply to allow you to continue living in the UK after 30th June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status.
It’s free to apply to the scheme.
Visit the UK Government (https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/what-youll-need-to-apply) website, and follow the four steps
- Check if you need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme
- Find out what status you’ll get
- Check what you’ll need to apply
- Apply – Click “Start Now”
Do I need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if I am returning to my country after completing my studies?
Yes, even if you complete your course before the earlier deadline of the 31st December 2020, applying for EU ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status will provide you with more options for your future. For example, you may change your mind later and decide to remain in the UK to work or for personal reasons.
It is also best to apply now, because after the deadline of the 31st December 2020 (or 30th June 2021 if there is a deal), you will no longer have an automatic right to reside in the UK if you haven’t applied.
I already have permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain, do I to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme?
The process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is different if you have a permanent residence document or indefinite leave to enter or remain. For further details regarding this visit the UK Government website (https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/if-you-have-permanent-residence-or-indefinite-leave-to-remain)
What happens after I make an application?
There are two forms of status you can obtain. Your status will depend on how long you have already resided in the UK.
This status allows you to remain in the UK indefinitely. Whilst in the UK, you can continue to study and work without any restrictions. You will have access to any public funds you may be eligible for, as well as use of the NHS. You are also free to travel in and out of the UK.
After gaining ‘Settle Status’ you can spend up to five years outside of the UK without losing your status. You can also choose to apply for British Citizenship and any children born in the UK will automatically become British Citizens.
This status gives you permission to remain in the UK for a further five years from the date that you gained the status. Once you have reached five years of continuous residence, you can apply to obtain ‘Settled Status’, if you would like to remain in the UK longer. However, you must apply before your five years of ‘Pre-Settled Status’ expires.
After gaining ‘Pre-Settled Status’ you can continue to study and work in the UK without any restrictions. You will have access any public funds you may be eligible for, as well as use of the NHS. You are also free to travel in and out of the UK and spend up to two years outside of the UK without losing your status.
Can my application be refused?
Your application could be refused if you do not meet the requirements with the settlement scheme, provide false information, or if you fail to disclose any information requested.
If you have certain criminal convictions, your application may also be refused.
What about my family members?
If you have any family members who are EU, EEA or Swiss nationals and currently live in the UK, they will also need to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme to make their residency in the UK official.
You can apply for settled or pre-settled status for your child if they’re under 21 and either:
- they’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
- they are not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, but you are – or your spouse or civil partner is
Higher education can be the gateway to inspirational and interesting careers and progression, with graduates rewarded with income levels and advancement opportunities that can lead to higher job satisfaction and a stimulating career pathway.
DN Colleges Group has extensive options for students aged 16-19. Our study programmes give students the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities both academically and personally to ensure that they give themselves the best possible advantage in their future lives.
Enrolling on to a degree was one of the best decisions I made. The course has opened so many doors to future career prospects.
The best thing about Doncaster College is that the teachers believe in you. The school experience was so negative, so coming to college I really wanted to do something I enjoyed.