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Entry requirements

What you need to join one of our courses

All of our courses have their own entry requirements. They can be found in the course listings on our online prospectus.

We use the UCAS tariff system for our entry requirements. This means we list the number of UCAS points you need to join the course. These points can be gained in a number of ways. A common route is through your A levels, which score the following points.

A level grades

AS level grades

Grade A*

140 points


Grade A

120 points

Grade A

60 points

Grade B

100 points

Grade B

50 points

Grade C

80 points

Grade C

40 points

Grade D

60 points

Grade D

30 points

Grade E

40 points

Grade E

20 points

Let's say the course you're looking at carries a UCAS tariff of 280. You can apply for this course if you're expected to achieve (or have already achieved) three A levels at grades B, B and C, or two A levels at grade A plus an AS level in a different subject at grade C. Find out more about tariffs on the UCAS website.

We consider each application on its merits. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have relevant skills and experience, for example, through employment, caring, voluntary work or private study.

> Previous study and experience

Previous study or work experience can sometimes count towards your qualification. Successfully completing all or part of a higher education course may allow you on to the second or third year of a course. A smaller amount of credit, at higher education level, may count towards your qualification. We call this accreditation of prior credited learning.

We may also consider relevant work experience, provided it is at an appropriate level for your course. This is called accreditation of prior experiential learning.

For more information please contact

Undergraduate admissions team (for undergraduate enquires)
Phone 0114 225 4791

Direct admissions (for postgraduate enquiries)
Phone 0114 225 4791

> Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB)

For courses involving work with children and/or vulnerable adults, you must declare criminal convictions, cautions and bindings over, including those considered spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

Criminal convictions do not necessarily prevent acceptance on a course, but some employers or professional bodies may regard them as excluding you from practice. A full criminal record check takes place when you enrol for these courses.

> Health courses

We normally only consider you for a place if you can apply for a bursary funded by the Department of Health.

At your selection interview, you must sign a declaration of fitness to take the course. Your admission onto the course depends on your continued fitness, so you need to tell your admissions tutor immediately about any change in your circumstances.

When you enrol, you must have a medical examination and an occupational health screening to confirm your fitness to practise. All students on health-related courses must be immunised to meet the needs of the Department of Health.

> Teaching courses

We will normally invite you for an interview, which may include numeracy and literacy skills tests.

> Equal opportunities

We are committed to equal opportunities.

If you have a disability which you think may affect your studies please tell us. Our course tutors and disabled student support staff will make every effort, under the Disability Discrimination Act, to meet your needs so you can study effectively.

> Flexible entry requirements for mature students

We welcome applications from a wide range of people, with no upper age limit. We often accept the completion of further or adult education courses as a suitable entry qualification. Completing an access or foundation course might be a good move if you've been away from formal education for a few years, as it gets you back into the swing of things.

If you're interested in becoming a mature student here, contact your local careers service or our guidance service at or on 0114 225 3813. They'll be able to give you an idea of which types and levels of course are most suitable.

Minimum entry requirements

You need literacy and numeracy skills suitable for the course you wish to study. Please see the individual course pages for details.

Qualifications accepted as part of your UCAS points include
• GCE A Levels/AVCEs
• BTEC/OCR Nationals
• Advanced Diploma
• Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
• Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher)
• International Baccalaureate Diploma
But you may also have
• Access to Higher Education Diploma
• a recognised foundation course

There may be other qualifications we will accept, if your qualification is not listed above, or for queries regarding your qualifications, please ring our admissions staff on 0114 225 5555 for advice.

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