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Entry Level

Qualification

  • Entry Level Award
  • Skills for Working Life
  • Skillsbase (supported learning)
  • ESOL/EFL

What do I need?

  • No previous qualifications. Applicants must have a good reference interview and assessment.
  • As a part of the interview process the applicant’s reading and writing skills will be assessed as well as their commitment and interest in the subject.

 

Level 1

Qualification

  • Entry Level Award
  • Skills for Working Life
  • Skillsbase (supported learning)
  • ESOL/EFL

What do I need?

  • Entry Level qualification (including Entry Level 3 Skills in English and Maths) or GCSEs mainly at grade E.
  • Your commitment and interest in the subject will also be assessed during the interview process.

Level 2

Qualification

  • BTEC Diploma
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • AAT
  • ESOL/EFL
  • City and Guilds

What do I need?

  • Mainly 4 GCSEs at grade A* - D or a Level 1 qualification (with a suitable level of English or Maths at key skills or Functional Skills).
  • Related Level 1 qualification

Level 3

Qualification

  • A Levels
  • BTEC Extended Diploma
  • NVQs
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Foundation Diplomas
  • Access to HE Diploma

What do I need?

For A Levels: 

  • 4 GCSE subjects at grade B or above and at least 2 more at grade C or above, including English.
  • You must satisfy the subject entry requirements 

*We will consider applications where students are predicted five GCSE subjects at grade A*-C including a grade C in English Language.

For, BTEC Extended Diploma, NVQs, Advanced Apprenticeship,Foundation Diplomas:

  • 4-5 GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or relevant Level 3 qualification
  • You must satisfy the subject entry requirements

For Access to HE Diploma:

  • Level 2 English and Maths • 4-5 GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or relevant Level 3 qualification
  • You must satisfy the subject entry requirements

Level 4

Qualification

  • HNCs

What do I need?

  • Level 3 qualification
  • You must satisfy the subject entry requirements

Level 5

Qualification

  • HNDs
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Higher Apprenticeship

What do I need?

  • Level 3 qualification
  • You must satisfy the subject entry requirements

Level 6

Qualification

  • Ba/BSc Degrees
  • Top-up Degrees

What do I need?

  • Level 3 qualification such as Extended Diplomas, 3 A Levels or Access to HE Diploma