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Adult Course Entry Requirements (2020/2021)

Adult Course Standard Offer/Selection criteria Additional/ Supplementary Information
Access: Health & Social Care/ Nursing & Midwifery GCSE English and maths at Grade C/4 or equivalent, plus an interview Acceptable equivalents are Basic Skills, L2 Literacy and Numeracy, Functional Skills L2 and Key Skills L3 Application of Number or Communications. Applicants wishing to progress to Midwifery will need a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or B/5 equivalent dependent on individual University entry requirements.
Access: Childhood Studies GCSE English and maths at Grade C/4 or equivalent, plus an interview Applicants wishing to progress to primary or early years teaching will need a minimum of GCSE English language, maths and Science at Grade C/4 or B/5 equivalent dependent on individual University entry requirements.
Access: Paramedics GCSE English and maths at Grade C/4 or equivalent, plus an interview GCSE English Language, Science and maths at grade A*-C/9-4 may be a requirement for progression to some careers and Higher Education Programmes. Some universities require students to have a full UK manual driving licence, with no more than six points. A DBS is required.
Access: Social Science GCSE English at Grade C/4 or equivalent, plus an interview L2 Maths qualification desirable but not essential. After a review of their progress by the HoSt, applicants can study Maths alongside this course starting in February.
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Good numeracy and literacy skills The ability to word process is essential Ideally have GCSE Maths at Grade C/4, or an equivalent qualification.
AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Pass Level 2 AAT certificate in Accounting or a L2 accounting qualification from another awarding body or A Level Accounting at Grade A*-C. The ability to word process is essential /
AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting- Level 4 Pass AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting or hold a UK Degree in Accounts. The ability to word process under time constraints /
Certificate in Counselling Skills – Level 2 At interview applicants need to be able to demonstrate their ability to handle the level of academic work required and show a willingness to take responsibility for oneself. Applicants should hold English GCSE C/4 or higher or equivalent – this is to support the oral and written skills and requirements of this course. Applicants must be able to respect others regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. If an applicant does not hold this qualification a diagnostic assessment will be carried out to ascertain the level at which they are working – a minimum of Level 2 is an entry requirement for this course.
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 Previously undertaken 90 hours of counselling skills training, e.g. by completing the CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate or equivalent. At interview applicants need to be able to demonstrate their ability to handle the level of academic work required and show a willingness to take responsibility for oneself. Applicants must be able to respect others regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
L4 CPCAB Diploma Counselling Previously undertaken counselling skills training eg. by obtaining both the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent At interview applicants need to be able to demonstrate their ability to handle the level of academic work required and show a willingness to take responsibility for oneself. A 150-hour placement. Applicants must be able to respect others regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. This qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological confusion. Candidates need to be made aware of the nature of the course, and in particular that the course involves experiential elements that will involve considerable personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities.
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent in either maths or English or an equivalent qualification (e.g. Level 2 Key Skills/Functional Skills/Basic Skills) plus an interview. An 80-hour minimum placement. An enhanced DBS is also required. Applicants without both English and maths qualifications will be required to work towards the qualification they need alongside this course.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Pass L2 Teaching Assistant or have substantial experience in assisting pupils in learning environments, undertaking assessments, supporting behaviour management. GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent, in both maths and English A 100-hour placement and an enhanced DBS or an equivalent qualification (e.g. Level 2 Key Skills/Functional Skills/Basic Skills). /
GCSE English Skills Check and interview OR achieved GCSE D/3 or L2 Functional Skills within the last 12 months. /
GCSE Maths Skills Check and interview OR achieved GCSE D/3 or L2 Functional Skills within the last 12 months. /
Functional Skills L1 English and Maths Skills Check and interview OR achieved an Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification within the last 12 months. /
Functional Skills L2 English and Maths Skills Check and interview OR achieved GCSE D/3 or L1 Functional Skills within the last 12 months. /
CIPD L3 All applicants must have English Grade C/4 or equivalent, and undertake a short telephone interview. /
CIPD L5 All applicants must undertake a short telephone interview and have either completed a L3 CIPD qualification or have 12 months, HR management experience. Applicants can also be accepted on their academic ability if they have Degree level qualifications.