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Entry Requirements

We all have to start somewhere

We’re committed to helping all our students achieve their best, whatever the course, however far you decide to go.

Even if your GCSE results weren’t as good as you hoped, there’s normally an option. It might take a bit longer to progress, but we offer all the support you need.

The table below explains the different levels and typical entry requirements. Please note, some subject areas may require GCSEs in specific subjects. Be sure to ask about the entry requirements for the course you’re interested in.

Entry Level

Entry Requirements Duration Types of Courses Progression
Aptitude and commitment, no formal entry requirements 1 Year Life Skills, Prince's Trust Level 1 Courses

Level 1

Entry Requirements Duration Types of Courses Progression
Please look at individual course information 1 Year Level 1 Diploma, Traineeship Full-time Level 2 course or an Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 2

Entry Requirements Duration Types of Courses Progression
4 x GCSEs Grade 3 or above, including maths and English 1 Year Level 2 Diploma, Intermediate Apprenticeship Full-time Level 3 course or an Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 3

Entry Requirements Duration Types of Courses Progression
5 x GCSEs Grade 4 or above, including maths and English at Level 4 2 Years Level 3 Extended Diploma Advanced Apprenticeship University, Higher Apprenticeship, Employment

LEVEL 3 IS EQUIVALENT TO THREE A LEVELS AND UP TO 168 UCAS POINTS