Our minimum entry requirement is 3 A Levels at A* to C, plus GCSE maths and English at A* to C.
In some circumstances, candidates who do not meet this entry requirement will be accepted onto apprenticeship programmes. This variation reflects the fact that some candidates may be able to establish exceptional factors or demonstrate their academic ability through other means, for example the quality of the work that they have previously undertaken for an employer. All such candidates should be referred to the Head of Programmes for consideration.
All apprentices need to achieve a Level 2 in both maths and English prior to entering the gateway for end point assessment. Where a candidate does not already have a Level 2 in both Maths and English (equivalent to grade C/5 or above GCSE), candidates will be asked to complete an initial assessment prior to entry onto the programme. The following factors will be considered prior to acceptance on the programme:
- The level of any existing qualification;
- The level achieved in an initial assessment;
- The time taken to achieve an initial assessment;
- Any other factors deemed relevant by the Head of Programmes, including an employer reference.