Specific entry requirements
You should normally be in employment, as you must be able to continue working in an appropriate health or social care setting while undertaking the work-based learning component. However, there may also be a number of places available to applicants who are not currently in employment.
Each application will be considered on an individual basis following the University's principle of widening access to those who might not have the traditional academic entry criteria to degree level awards.
Normally the entry requirements are:
- The equivalent of 3 GCSE passes at Grade C (or Grade 4) or above
- An equivalent academic or vocationally related qualification, such as NVQ3 in health and social care, providing evidence of ability to study at academic Level 4
- Evidence of support from your employer.
Applicants are required to be undertaking a minimum of 16 hours per week in a paid or voluntary capacity, in an appropriate setting. You will be required to evidence that your line manager is willing to support your training needs.
Applicants will also need to evidence Occupational Health Clearance and a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you must also demonstrate that your level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as British Council IELTS: normally minimum level 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.
Please also see the University's standard English language requirements
How to apply
International students requiring a Tier 4 visa cannot study this course at Solihull College or Swindon College, but can apply to study it at our other partners.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.