You will need to find out what you want to learn before applying for advanced training. Think about what you have been doing before, what your strengths are, and your career ambitions. Finding the right path could boost your chances and lead to great things, so you are going to want to make a wise choice. To help you with this we try to provide you with all of the key informaiton on our programme pages so that you know what to expect when you are studying with us.
At CYPISH we consider a wide range of entry qualifications and previous experience of those looking to study our programmes. Please check the individual entry requirements for your selected course before applying. Many programmes may have additional requirements such as past work experience or a portfolio of evidence. If this is the case, the details on the course should make this clear. If you are unsure of the entry requirements or to check if you are eligible for study with us then please contact us.
Here at CYPISH we welcome applications from international students. All our courses are delivered in English so if English is not your first language, then you must first satisfy the our English language entry requirements. Before applying you should check the individual entry requirements for your home country. Unless you are a national of the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), you may need to check if you require a visa to be able to study our programmes which require attendance.
When you apply directly to us it can be done via our paper-based or our online application form. You must aim to complete every section of the form as fully as possible so that we have sufficient information to allow us to make a decision. If we need additional information from you after receiving the form, we will contact you directly, but bear in mind that this may prolong your decision so it is best to complete the form as fully as possible in the first place.
Applications for study are accepted year round. You do not have to complete your application all in one go. The system will allow you to complete it in stages and you can go back and make ammendments at any stage. Your application will need to include the following information:
Your personal details.
Remember your name needs to be stated as shown on your official documents.
Enter all of your qualifications including those that you are awaiting results for.
A personal statement.
This is one of your application's most important parts as a well-written and thoughtful personal statement can make you stand out from the crowd.
There is no definite way to write a personal statement that will guarantee you entry on to your chosen course.
One of our collaborators, Wrexham Glyndwr University, provide some guidelines that will help you to focus on what you should and shouldn’t include.
During the application process, we will need evidence of your qualifications. We will only consider direct scanned or photographed copies. If taking photos please use the guidance below:
Place the document on a flat surface
Hold your camera above the document and line it up in the viewfinder and take a photo.
Check the photo is clear and not blurry and that the whole document is visible
Check that there are no shadows or reflections
Dates and Deadlines:
For the majority of courses at CYPISH have two possible entry points: Setember or January. We recommend that for Septmeber entry you complete your application by the 1st of July and for Januray entry by the 1st of November. Following these date we may still consider applications but courses may have already been filled and so your entry may be delayed to the next available point. You can apply for a course up to a year in advance so we recomend you complete your application as soon as possible.
You will receive acknowledgment of our application from our admissions department once you have submitted. In compliance with the Admissions Policy, all applications submitted will be considered. Admissions tutors must view your application as a whole, not just your results or expected results, so this will include your personal statement and reference information.
Receiving a Response:
We aim to respond to all applicants within three weeks of recieveing their completed form. There are three possible outcomes once you receive a response from us:
You will receive a conditional offer.
This is good news as if you are able to meet the conditions you will have your position confirmed.
It often mean waiting for results day to see if you've met the required levels.
You may be asked to complete something else prior to studying with us such as attending an interview or completing a short course.
You will receive an unconditional offer.
This is great news as if you want it, your position is secured.
An unconditional offer means you have already met the entry requirements.
If you are still completing a qualification your results will not affect your place.
You will not receive an offer.
An unsuccessful application usually means that you haven’t met the entry requirements and have not been offered a place.
It may be that the course is full in which case you may be asked to apply for a different entry point.
If we have to reject an application we will always give you a reason.
For most courses, you will need to attend an interview before receiving an offer. The dates and times of these will be negotiated with you and they can be held online or over the phone if required.
Replying to an Offer:
If you have been given an unconditional offer it is up to you to confirm your place. You’ll be able to do this by repsonding to the email recieved from our admissions team. Students with conditional offers should confirm their places and provide any additional documents required to show that the conditions have been met. It is possible to defer your place to the next entry point a maximum of two times if you are not ready to start when you had originally intended. If you decide you are no longer interested in studying with us you should decline your place as soon as possible so it can be made available to another student.
You will become part of our supportive and friendly community when you start your course at CYPISH. We promise you a warm welcome and support to continue your studies. We give support and guidance to all students from enquiries to admission and throughout their studies with us. In areas such as academic writing, successful note-making and assignment planning, we provide seminars and training sessions. The small class sizes mean that if you need to, you can easily ask questions. For more information check out our Student Charter.