about our ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Helping you succeed

We want you to be successful in your studies, so it’s really important that we find the right level of course for you. Each level of course has recommended entry requirements, and we’ll use these to help us make decisions in each interview.

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  • LEVELS
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • SCHOOL REFERENCE
  • CONDITIONAL OFFERS
LEVELS

This is a basic explanation of the levels of our further education courses, based on their equivalence to GCSEs and A levels.

  • Level 1 = low GCSE equivalent (grades 3-1).
  • Level 2 = GCSE equivalent (grades 9-4)
  • Level 3 = A Level equivalent
  • Level 4 = first year of a degree
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, it is important that we place you on the right level of course for your current skill set. For entry this equates to:

  • LEVEL 2 (Events, Games, Media & Music): A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English (Language or Literature).
  • LEVEL 2 (Computing): A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Maths.
  • LEVEL 3 (Events, Games, Media & Music): a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English (Language or Literature). 
  • LEVEL 3 (Computing): a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English (Language or Literature) and Maths.
  •  LEVEL 3 (Access To HE): there are no formal entry requirements for these courses. Applicants will undergo diagnostic testing as part of the admissions process to assess that this is the most appropriate level of study for them.
  • LEVEL 4: You will need to have a Level 3 qualification at least Merit grade (or equivalent), GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above, and be able to demonstrate creative development work at this level.

SCHOOL REFERENCE

If you are in Year 11 we will contact your school to ask for a reference, including confirmation of your predicted grades, your attendance at school, and any support you have received at school. 

CONDITIONAL OFFERS

A conditional offer will be made if you have not met all the entry requirements at the point you come in for your interview. You may also receive a conditional offer if we need to review your support needs, or if you have made a disclosure regarding an unspent criminal conviction.

When  you enrol with the college we will ask you to bring your exam results with you, and we will review your the conditions of your offer.