ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We offer a diverse and exciting range of qualifications starting at entry level and going right up to degree level. At each level, you’ll need to meet some general entry requirements which are set out below. You may also need to have specific qualifications for entry to some of our courses – you can find out more about this on individual course pages.

Level Qualifications Requirements
Entry Entry No formal qualifications but you must demonstrate a commitment to your chosen course.
Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma Entry 3 or some GCSEs at grade 2 or E and the ability to achieve Level 1 English and maths.
Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma 3 or D in GCSE English and maths and a minimum of two additional GCSEs at grade D or 3 or a relevant Level 1 qualification.
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
Diploma
Extended Diploma
4 or C and above in GCSE English and maths and a minimum of two additional GCSEs at grades C or 4 or above or a strong Merit profile on a relevant Level 2 course.
Level 4 Higher National Certificate
Higher Apprenticeship
Approved Level 3 qualification with associated Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL). Grade 4 or C in GCSE English or L2 FS in English
Level 5 Higher National Diploma
Foundation degree
Higher Apprenticeship
Level 4 qualification with associated Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL). Grade 4 or C in GCSE English.