Application software that works seamlessly alongside your college website.

It’s more than just a website.

Are you looking for a bright and engaging college website and a modern application system rolled into one?

Connect, by First Media Education, has been designed to meet the needs of every Further Education college in the UK.

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Connect. More than just a website.

Why more and more colleges are choosing Connect.


There are 10,000s of applications processed every year.


It has already been proven to help provide an increase in conversion rates.


We have over 10 years of experience in the education industry.

It's been made with colleges in mind.

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Learners and parents Marketing and admin teams

The design and user experience has been crafted to support learners who are ready to make their next move.

  • Search and apply for courses
  • Explore career pathways
  • View latest news and open days
  • Search for future career prospects

Our system has been produced to support and streamline the application to enrolment process.

  • Promote pathways and courses
  • Manage applications
  • Easily update website
  • Visitor data and insight
  • Integrate with MIS
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We offer a wide range of handy features.

There’s a lot more to a Connect website than meets the eye.

Easy to update

The website includes a full Content Management System which provides administrators with the ability to manage and update the website.

Application management

Managing applications in our software has never been easier. You can filter, review and export applications at a push of a button.

Insights and reports

A live dashboard provides insight about applications and course information. More in-depth reports also offer additional statistics and data.

Course information

Easily manage course information through our software, allowing you to add, edit or delete anything where and when you want.

Local Prospectus & CAP

Several Local Authorities are already using it as their Online Area Prospectus and Common Application Process (CAP).


We can integrate your college website with various MIS systems using our intuative API – these include CAPITA Unit-E and Advanced Pro-Solution.

Franklin College.

"We have a really positive working relationship with First Media. It’s not just been a case of increasing the amount of content we put out on our social media – it’s been a more effective and targeted use. That’s where they’ve really helped us."

by Peter Kennedy - Principal
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