how old do you have to be to go to college in the uk
You must then do one of the following until you’re 18:
- stay in full-time education, for example at a college
- start an apprenticeship or traineeship
- spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training
All students must demonstrate that they have the maturity and personal skills to cope with university level study and will be able to gain full benefit from the course when admitted.
Applicants who’ll be under 18 on admission should seek advice from a College Admissions Tutor as early as possible to discuss their application. If they’re considering Medicine, they should also read the advice regarding age requirements for this course in the Medicine course entry.
Between 16 and 18 you will be able to choose from:
You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays.
Students are normally admitted for a minimum of two years’ study. If you are interested in studying for one year only, please contact the RCMJD office before applying. Please note that we do not normally admit Gap Year students, and that if you want to apply as a first study singer, you should be at least 14 years old for reasons of vocal maturity.
If you have finished school or are over 18 and you are interested in studying at the RCM please refer to our course information.