The application processView UCAS key dates
1 April 2024
Writing your personal statement
We understand that you may be applying to other universities and courses and will be unable to specifically mention studying at Norland and your aspirations to become a Norland Nanny in your personal statement. If you’d like to tailor a personal statement to Norland, saying why you want to study with us, we will accept this additional statement which you can email directly to our admissions team. This will be considered alongside the rest of your application.
Watch our Admissions Q&A from September 2022 below for more advice and tips on applying to Norland.Get personal statement advice from students
The interview process
If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to Norland for an interview. The interview is in two parts. One part is a one-to-one interview with a member of staff where you will be asked about why you want to study at Norland and train to become a Norland Nanny. The interviewer will also ask you a question about the Norland Code of Professional Responsibilities. The second part will be a group interview along with 4-8 other applicants and 1-2 interviewers. This involves a presentation task which changes each year and you will be sent information 2 weeks ahead of the interview to prepare. We also invite students to bring a portfolio to showcase any relevant work if they wish.
Interviews are informal. We are looking to see your passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families. It is also a great opportunity to meet some of your potential classmates. If you are feeling a bit nervous ahead of your interview or looking for insight from students to help you prepare, please chat to our students who will be more than happy to answer your queries or email our admissions team.Get interview advice from students
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