The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course and should be used as a general guide. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer we may make, if your application is successful.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.
GCSE (minimum grade C)
With Access course – GCSE maths and English grade C.
With A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least five GCSEs at grade C or higher, including maths, English and science.
You must also be able to demonstrate the following:
- completion of 10 years' general education
- successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments during the interview process
- evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
- evidence of commitment to the profession
- passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
- passing of the Health and Fitness for Practice screening test, as per South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust regulations
- a full clean (no points) UK driving licence.
Admission to the programme is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemptions) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding police checks and child protection
You must also meet NHS funding eligibility requirements. No self-funding applicants can be considered.
Interviews will be conducted jointly by the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and university staff. A preliminary telephone interview may be used to aid shortlisting. You will be tested for physical fitness before the interview day by staff from the South East Coast Ambulance Trust.