Make the Most of Clearing 2023

If you're getting your A-level results this year, you might know something about "Clearing". Clearing is a way for you to find a course at a higher education institution even if you didn't get the grades you were hoping for and didn't secure your top choice universities.

Global Banking School’s (GBS) guide to "Clearing 2023” will help you understand what clearing is, how to apply and when to do so, so you can make the most of this opportunity.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a process that allows higher education institutions to fill vacancies in courses that are not yet full. It's open to students who applied for an undergraduate course through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) but haven't received any offers. Clearing provides a second chance to students without offers to pursue their higher education ambitions.

Can I use Clearing 2023?

If you are looking to secure a spot on a new course, Clearing could be the perfect solution if you:

  • were late in applying for a higher education institution

  • didn’t meet the conditions of your offers

  • have paid the £27 multiple-choice application fee

  • declined your firm place using the 'decline my place' button in the application.

Applying for a Clearing course at GBS?

The useful table below shows you how easily you can apply online for a course at GBS.

Alternatively, you can call our Clearing hotline at +44 (0)20 8092 9440 to get more information about our available Clearing courses.

Courses available for Clearing 2023 with our esteemed partnerships:

Why GBS is an ideal choice?

At GBS, we offer world-class education and training. Our curriculum is carefully crafted in consultation with industry experts, so that you acquire practical knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to the ever-evolving global sector.

GBS boasts experienced faculty members who bring real-world expertise and insights into the classroom, enriching your learning experience. Additionally, you’ll benefit from numerous networking opportunities with professionals, alumni and industry leaders, allowing you to build valuable connections for your future careers.

The strong focus on employability sets GBS apart, with career support services, workshops and internships dedicated to enhancing your job prospects. As a recognised higher education institution with an international reputation for excellence, graduates of GBS earn qualifications that hold value on a global scale.

Moreover, GBS strategically locates its campuses close to thriving financial hubs including London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham — giving you easy access to potential employers and industry events. The supportive learning environment ensures that you receive the guidance and assistance you need to succeed in your studies.

GBS offers cutting-edge resources and state-of-the-art facilities, enabling you to stay at the forefront of industry developments and research.

By offering an alternative entry requirement of work experience, GBS aims to open doors of opportunity to motivated individuals who may have diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Whether you are a recent graduate or an aspiring professional seeking a career change, GBS welcomes you to explore our courses and take the next step towards a successful and fulfilling future.

Dial our Clearing hotline at +44 (0)20 8092 9440 to gain further insights into the Clearing process.

To explore available courses through UCAS Clearing, you should log into your UCAS account or set one up if you don't have one yet.

You can access listings of numerous courses offered by nearly every higher education institution participating in Clearing.

Once you find a course of interest, you should directly contact the institution to inquire about the possibility of being accepted. To know more about Clearing in GBS, call our hotline number at +44 (0)20 8092 9440.

It is important to note that when reaching out to a higher institution, you should have essential information ready, including your UCAS personal ID number, Clearing number, email address and phone number. You will also need to provide your A-level or equivalent qualifications, like BTECs and relevant GCSE results.

If your exam results do not meet the requirements of the conditional offer you expected, you will automatically be entered into Clearing on results day, unless the higher education institution has already confirmed your place.

If the educational institution agrees to consider you for the course, you should add the Clearing choice to your application, making it official.

In the event of receiving multiple Clearing offers over the phone or email, you should take the time to consider the best option. Making a hasty decision is not recommended. You can visit educational institution websites or follow up with a call to get more information about opportunities to visit, available accommodations for Clearing applicants and other relevant details.

For more information about Clearing 2023, you can find details on the UCAS website under "Clearing."

  1. Go to the 'Your choices' section of the UCAS application.

  2. Click on 'Add Clearing choice'.

  3. Only add a higher education institution as a Clearing choice if you have already been in contact with the institution and the institution has indicated that you can offer a place for the discussed course.

  4. If you are certain about the course and the institution and want to enter through Clearing 2023, you should click on 'Add Clearing choice'.

  5. Provide the required details of the course, including the correct title and course code, along with the name and UCAS code of the education institution.

  6. Keep in mind that only one Clearing choice can be added at a time and adding a specific course and institution means that you will be accepting that Clearing offer.

  7. If the education institution confirms the place, it will be shown as an acceptance on your 'choices' page in the UCAS application.

  8. If the university does not confirm the Clearing place, you can then add another Clearing choice.

If you have a firm offer from an institution but wish to apply to a different course or education institution, you have the option to self-release from the offer and enter Clearing. Before taking this step, it's essential to be completely certain that you have a verbal offer from another institution and genuinely intend to enter Clearing. To proceed, you should log into your UCAS Hub account and click on 'decline my place' next to the course you want to be released from.

Clearing Plus is a service specifically designed to assist you in reviewing your higher education institution choices. It works by matching you to alternative courses that you might be interested in and facilitating direct communication with the respective universities. This valuable service is intended to help you manage the process of Clearing 2023.

After completing the A-level exams, if you have received conditional offers for admission, you can check your UCAS application status on A-level Results Day.

To find out if you have secured a place, you should look for the status "firmly accepted" on your application. The status will indicate whether the place is at your firm choice or insurance choice institution, along with the specific course you have been accepted onto.

If you didn't achieve the grades you were aiming for and couldn't secure a place in your firm or insurance choice, you will automatically be placed into Clearing. The application status will indicate that you are in Clearing and provide you with a Clearing number.

You can begin searching for available Clearing places once you’ve received your clearing number. The UCAS website will display courses with available Clearing vacancies, and you should get in touch with the higher education institutions directly to discuss your options. Before adding an institution as your Clearing choice, it is essential to speak to the education institution first.

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