Application Dates

Applications open on the 1st of January 2023 and close on the 25th of August 2023.

If places are taken up, applications will be closed earlier.

Due to limited resources and our focus on quality, we can only offer spaces to a restricted number of students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Process

Stage 1

Fill out and submit the Al-Qalam application form.

Stage 2

The application will be checked. If it satisfies the initial requirements, a student reference number will be issued, and a £15 application fee must be paid.

Stage 3

Once the application fee has been received, a staff member will arrange an interview.

The interview for applicants from Leicester will be conducted onsite.

The interview for applicants from outside Leicester will be conducted online.

Stage 4

Successful applicants will be given a place on our course.

They should make the first instalment of fees after 1st August 2023.

Once this has been received the applicant will be added to our learning platform, Microsoft Teams.

Students should purchase the necessary textbooks.

Stage 5

Students must attend the inset day online on Tuesday, 29th of August. On this day staff will assist new students in ensuring they can join the learning platform and familiarise them with the online class setup. (Onsite students will also attend online on this day)

Lessons will begin on 30th August 2023.

Probation Period

Probation Period 1

Initial admission is for a 10-week probation period (Term 1) culminating in an examination.

During this time, performance and, more importantly, attendance will be monitored and reviewed. Students with satisfactory performance and attendance will secure a place on the course.

Probation Period 2

After Year 2 in the full-time course and Year 3 in the part-time course, students' performance and attendance will be reviewed.

Only students with satisfactory attendance and performance in class and exams will be granted a place in the later part of the course.