Entry requirements

Each of our courses have specific entry requirements, which usually take the form of either specific grades at A Level/BTEC Extended Diploma, a UCAS tariff, or achievement of a Foundation Degree with an average grade profile in a specified range.

In addition, we prefer applicants to have achieved English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above, or an accepted equivalent such as Functional Skills. If you plan to progress to a Postgraduate Certificate of Education after your degree, these qualifications are essential, generally along with GCSE Science or equivalent. We will work with applicants who do not possess these qualifications to achieve them.

For some courses, you will need to have identified a work placement and a work-based mentor at the time of admission. Please refer to the individual course page for further information.

We consider each application on an individual basis, so the standard entry requirements should be viewed as a guide. In some circumstances, we may make different offers based on experience or accreditation of prior learning.


UCAS tariff points (2016 entry)

We are usually looking for your UCAS tariff to come from at least one full Level 3 qualification in a related area. UCAS tariff points are applied as follows:

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We also accept some qualifications which do not attract a UCAS tariff, including Access to Higher Education Diploma or NVQ Level 3. For more details, please refer to the specific course page.

For a full list of qualifications which attract a UCAS tariff, please refer to the UCAS tariff tables.

UCAS tariff points (2017 entry)

The UCAS tariff is changing from September 2017. This does not reflect a lowering of entry requirements, but does change the number of tariff points equivalent to certain qualifications. If you are looking for courses starting in 2017, you can find about more about the new tariff and calculate your points by visiting the UCAS website.

Additional selection methods

Additional selection methods such as interviews and portfolios form part of the entry requirements for some of our courses - please refer to individual course pages for full details.

If you are invited to submit a portfolio or attend an interview, we understand that this can be nerve-wracking and you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.

You will usually be given at least two weeks’ notice to prepare, and we will let you know exactly what you need to provide and what we will be looking for.