Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for each programme are shown on our course pages.

We also prefer all candidates to have Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths at grade C or equivalent (level 4 under the new GCSE grading system).

The entry requirements for our Level 4 and 5 qualifications are expressed in the form of A Levels and BTEC Extended Diplomas, but we also encourage applications from students with Access to Higher Education Diplomas or Advanced Apprenticeships.

Some people have different Level 3 qualifications or prefer to think in terms of the UCAS tariff, so we’ve also included the below table so you can work out how many points you have.

UCW and our partner universities consider all applications on their own merit, so we still encourage applications from those who do not meet the stated minimum criteria. We would consider accepting an applicant to a course if they have extensive related employment experience, for example, or have studied on a similar course at a different university.

Every year, we welcome students from across the UK and EU and do everything we can to make students feel at home in Weston. Please note that if you are from outside the EU it is unlikely that we would be able to sponsor your Tier 4 visa application. Students who do not speak English as a first language will need to provide evidence of having achieved at least grade 6.0 in the International English Language Test System (IELTS).

AS Level

A level

UCAS

TARIFF POINTS

BTEC Extended Diploma

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

168

D*D*D*

160

D*D*D

152

D*DD

144

DDD

128

DDM

112

DMM

D*D*

104

D*D

96

MMM

DD

80

MMP

DM

64

MPP

MM

A*

56

D*

A

48

PPP

MP

D

B

40

C

32

PP

M

28

D

24

A

20

B

E

16

P

C

12

D

10

8

E

6

Additional selection methods

Additional selection methods such as interviews, portfolios or auditions 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 or audition, we understand that this can be nerve-wracking and you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.

We’ll give you 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.

Please download this guidance on interviews, portfolios and auditions for more information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our admissions officer.