Applicants must be over 19 and have been out of full-time education for a year. You will have a numeracy and literacy assessment to check your suitability to study at Level 3. You will usually have successfully completed high school in your own country at Level 2 (GCSE level).
At your initial assessment, you will need to demonstrate that you have a realistic career goal in mind and the motivation to achieve.
If your education was interrupted and you have no qualifications, you should be able to show that you have experience and understanding that is equivalent to formal educational qualifications. This might include work experience at a professional level, voluntary activities or even bringing up a family in the UK.
You will need to demonstrate that you have a good upper-intermediate level of English, equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or ESOL Reading and Writing Level 1. We will ask you to complete a piece of writing at your initial assessment so we know what language level you have.
How to Apply
Applying for one of our programmes is easy.
You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.