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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

AND

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: Paramedics

GCSE English and maths at Grade C/4 or equivalent

AND

DBS

AND

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.

Access: Social Science

GCSE English at Grade C/4 or equivalent

AND

Interview

L2 Maths qualification desirable but not essential.

Note where applicants do not have this, progress will be reviewed by the HoSt. Applicants will study L2 Maths alongside this course starting in semester 2.

Access to Education

GCSE English at Grade C/4 or equivalent

AND

Interview

L2 Maths qualification desirable but not essential.

Note where applicants do not have this, progress will be reviewed by the HoSt.

Applicants will study L2 Maths alongside this course starting in semester 2.

Important notice that Maths is required if students want to progress onto Primary or Secondary Teaching Degree’s.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 L2 maths qualification

GCSE Maths at Grade C/4 is desirable

 

The ability to word process under time constraints.

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.

Applicants without these qualifications but sufficient life / work experience can sit a diagnostic assessment.

 

The ability to word process under time constraints.

 

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting- Level 4

Pass AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

OR

UK Degree in Accounts.

The ability to word process under time constraints.
Certificate in Counselling Skills – Level 2

English GCSE C/4 or higher or equivalent

AND

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.

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.

Applicants must be able to respect others regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

 

Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3

CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate or equivalent with

AND

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.

 

Would consider equivalent with previous 90 hours of counselling skills training,

Applicants must be able to respect others regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

L4 CPCAB Diploma Counselling

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent

AND

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.

AND

A 150-hour placement

Equivalent counselling qualifications considered

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.

AND

An 80-hour minimum placement.

AND

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.

AND

GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent, in both maths and English

AND

A 100-hour placement

AND

an enhanced DBS

 

or an equivalent qualification (e.g. Level 2 Key Skills/Functional Skills/Basic Skills).
GCSE English

GCSE 3

OR

L2 Functional Skills

Students who achieved their GCSE 3 or L2 over 12 months ago will be required to do an additional Skills Check and interview

Those with skills check at E3.7-2.6  will need to complete an online course to upskill for GCSE

GCSE Maths

GCSE 3

OR

L2 Functional Skills

Students who achieved their GCSE 3 or L2 over 12 months ago will be required to do an additional Skills Check and interview

Those with skills check at E3.7-2.6 will need to complete an online course to upskill for GCSE

Functional Skills L1 English and Maths

Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification

OR

Skills check E3.7-2.6

Students will also be required to complete a skills check and interview using BKSB – if less than E3.7 students will need to complete an online package to upskill

Students with no prior formal qualifications who achieve skills check at E3.7-2.6 will have an initial assessment in class to determine L1 or L2 FS

Functional Skills L2 English and Maths

GCSE 2/3

OR

L1 Functional Skills

OR

Skills check E3.7-2.6

Students will also be required to complete a skills check and interview using BKSB – if less than L1.7 students will need to complete an online package to upskill

Students with no prior formal qualifications who achieve skills check at E3.7-2.6 will have an initial assessment in class to determine L1 or L2 FS

Students with no prior formal qualifications who achieve skills check >2.6 will have an initial assessment to determine if they access GCSE class

CIPD L3

English Grade C/4 or equivalent,

AND

undertake a short telephone interview

CIPD L5

L3 CIPD qualification

OR

Degree level qualification (Level 5 or above)

Students who have studied at A Level and have relevant HR experience may be accepted at the discretion of the course team.
Essential Digital Skills

Undertake initial diagnostic assessment.

Students require no previous knowledge or skills.

Eligible students will be entered onto either an Entry 3 or a Level 1 qualification.

Those completing Entry 3 will have the opportunity to progress on to the Level 1 qualification