Entry Requirement Guidance
The below table gives an overview of typical entry requirements for A Level, Vocational and Apprenticeship Programmes starting in September 2018.
Please note that this is for guidance only. A number of qualifications are being restructured nationally, along with the associated grading approach, so entry requirements may be subject to change for specific programmes of study.
More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course. This information can be found within each specific course description on our website.
There will also be comprehensive advice and guidance available at our Open Events, Taster Days, and your advice and guidance interview once you have applied.
|Course and Level||GCSE Requirements (Grades)||GCSE Requirement (Number format)|
|A Levels||2 subjects at grade B and 4 subjects at grade C||A minimum of 4 subjects at grade 5 or above at GCSE plus English Language at grade 4 or above. Individual A Level subjects will have specific requirements in addition to these general entry expectations.|
|Apprenticeship/Vocational Level 3||4 or 5 subjects at grade C including English and/or Maths||4 or 5 subjects at grade 4 including English and/or Maths|
|Apprenticeship/Vocational Level 2||3 or 4 subjects at grade D ideally including English and Maths||3 or 4 subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths|
|Vocational Level 1||3 or 4 subjects at grade E ideally including English and Maths||3 or 4 subjects at grade 2 ideally including English and Maths|
|Entry Level||No formal qualifications required||No formal qualifications required|