Proficiency in written and spoken English needs to be
GCSEs – grades A* – C / 9 – 4
Functional Skills Level 2
Recognised non-UK GCSE equivalencies in English and Maths
However, each application will be considered on an
individual basis. Selection is by:
Literacy and Numeracy tests
We will invite you to a Meet the Tutor event where you
will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied
for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the
course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Universities are increasingly asking for GCSEs or Functional
Skills (Level 2) as part of their entry criteria please note that it is the
responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications
comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to
You need to have evidence that you meet general
discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund
criteria. Check if you’re eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan by contacting
Student Finance England.
Repaying your loan:
Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding
Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you
complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it.