112 UCAS Points from
- A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
- BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
- FROM INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level. Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths (See below for accepted equivalences). We would normally expect you to have undertaken academic study within the last 5 years and ideally some informal or formal care experience.
Access to higher education diploma studies
Access to HE Diploma in nursing/health or social care/science with a minimum of 60 credits (45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2), with a Merit/Distinction profile. The Access to HE must contain level 2 numeracy and literacy, alternatively applicants must hold GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics.
During the interview process you will be tested on your Numeracy and Literacy competence. In advance we would recommend that you do some practice tests online, just so you know what to expect on the day.
Other essential requirements
Applicants for this course are required to pass a numeracy and literacy test. On successful completion they will progress to a group activity and individual interview. Two satisfactory references are required, one of which must be from an educational institution.
Applicants will also be required to have a satisfactory Occupational Health check.
Occupational health requirements
Students who have applied to study healthcare programmes are required to obtain Occupational Health clearance. This is to ensure that you are fit for all aspects of the course, and also to protect the public who may be affected by your placement activities. As a healthcare student, you must comply with Department of Health guidelines on immunisations, vaccinations and screening required to protect you and your patients during the course of your work.
In order to undertake placement activities you will be required to be vaccinated for some infectious diseases if you do not already have immunity to them. During your course you will be given the opportunity to be screened and given any relevant vaccinations at no cost to you the student. Without appropriate immunity or vaccinations your place on the course may be at risk.
Disclosure and Barring service
Applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for Regulated Activity.
As you will have close contact with children and/or vulnerable adults on this course, you will be required to have a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure certificate.
You need to complete this process prior to starting the course. Failure to complete this process will impact you going on placement as part of the course.
Alternative GCSE qualifications
Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy
English language requirements
Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.