The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2018. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
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 must 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.
How to apply
Download and complete the application form and reference form. Please note that failure to send references with the application form will delay or halt the application process.
Once you have completed the forms, you will need to send them via email to the addresses below: