Course Entry Requirements

Entry Criteria Explained

ENROLMENTS FOR OUR 2018/19 PART-TIME COURSES OPEN 8AM, TUESDAY 22ND MAY

English Entry Levels for Vocational Courses
Applications for HNC / HND / FD courses
IELTS 6.0
Paper based TOEFL 547
Computer based TOEFL 210
Internet based TOEFL 79
English Entry Levels for Vocational Courses at the College:
Applications for Level 3 courses & belowIELTS 5.5
Paper based TOEFL 513
Computer based TOEFL 183
Internet based TOEFL 65
Applications for HNC/HND coursesIELTS 6.0
Paper based TOEFL 547
Computer based TOEFL 210
Internet based TOEFL 78
Minimum Entry Criteria for Courses
Level 1 & Level 2No formal entry requirements
Level 2Minimum of 4 GCSE grades D-G or above or new GCSE grading structure 3-1.

Minimum of 4 Ordinary Leaving Certificates at Grade O6 or above

Depending on the course, you may be required to have English and Maths or Art etc.

Some courses may only require 2 GCSE’s/OLC’s (to be determined by the Department).

Level 34 GCSE’s Grade C or above or new GCSE grading structure 4-9.

4 Ordinary Leaving Certificate Passes Grade O5 or above

Depending on the course, you may be required to have English and Maths or Art etc. (To be determined by Department)

Level 432 UCAS points.

Depending on the course, some may require specific subjects.

Whilst this is the minimum criteria based on demand entry criteria can be raised and the prospectus each year will identify the level that the College anticipates applying. If demand is less than expected criteria can be lowered to the minimum.

Level 5 HND40 UCAS points

Depending on course, some may require specific subjects.

Whilst this is the minimum criteria based on demand entry criteria can be raised and the prospectus each year will identify the level that the College anticipates applying. If demand is less than expected criteria can be lowered to the minimum.

Level 5 Foundation Degree40 UCAS points (Unless otherwise stated in the Course Document)

Depending on course, some may require specific subjects.

Whilst this is the minimum criteria based on demand entry criteria can be raised and the prospectus each year will identify the level that the College anticipates applying. If demand is less than expected criteria can be lowered to the minimum.

Please Note: 

Year 1 must be satisfactorily completed in the same calendar year as enrolling for Year 2 of any course. Alternatively you must contact the course co-ordinator.
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