The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2019. They should be used as a general guide.
All candidates must be employed in a suitable Health and/or Social Care setting, have employer support and a guarantee of work based supervision from an appropriately qualified work based supervisor (Assistant Practitioner pathway) or Registered Nurse Mentor (Nursing Associate pathway).
Candidates must normally be employed for a minimum 30 hours per week (N.B If the apprentice works fewer than 30 hours a week the provider must extend the minimum duration of the apprenticeship (pro rata) to take account of this).
In addition, candidates need to meet the following entry criteria:
Candidates usually possess a minimum of Key Skills level 2 in English and Maths together with (or part of) a relevant or equivalent level 3 qualification such as –
an Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
- BTEC National Diploma (pass), or Certificate (merit)
- 2 A levels (with Maths and English GCSE grade C)
Open University course in Health and Social Care related subject such as SDK125,
subject related NVQ level 3 (Includes key skills English and Maths level 2) with a Skills for Health: Bridging Skills for Higher Education course.
Other qualifications that have equivalence will be considered by the course leader.
Candidates with relevant and substantial work experience but without a recognised level three qualification will be considered on a case by case basis.
For non-native speakers of English
Non-native speakers of English need to possess IELTS 6.5 overall with a 6.5 in writing (or its equivalence).
Invited candidates will have an interview at the university.
The interview will include an entry test (level 2) for Maths and English.