You will require:

  • Level 2 qualifications such as GCSE (grades A*-C); NVQ; Skills for Life; Higher Diploma; BTEC award - Certificate and Diploma; Cambridge National; Cambridge Technical.
  • Candidates with extensive work/vocational experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • CV and personal statement.

International/European students will:

  • Have graduated from secondary school in their country, demonstrating a basic level of English to benefit from the programme
  • Have a minimum IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

Normally the entry qualification will need to be mapped to the UK equivalent course to ensure access to the appropriate programme level (with a view to progressing to undergraduate level and achieving 60 credits at level 3).

Non-standard entrants:

If qualifications do not match the criteria above, it may be possible to access as a ‘non-standard’ entrant where there are equivalent/alternative qualifications. You will be required to submit evidence of work experience and have a discussion with the Academic Lead before being offered a place as a direct entrant to ensure that you have the necessary capacity for studying at level 3.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Gov website

Study time

You can find out how much time you need for study here.