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Requirements and access options

Academic requirements

You will need:

64 UCAS Tariff points or an equivalent qualification

English requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme.

You should have one of the following:


GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature or an equivalent qualification


Grade 6.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council


88 or above in the internet option, 230 or above in the computer-based option or 570 or above in the paper-based option of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test

A/S Level

Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level

Maths requirements

Along with English, maths at a minimum of level 2 is a requirement for all apprenticeship programmes.

You should have one of the following:


GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above that has Mathematics in the title

Equivalent qualification

An equivalent qualification that can be discussed with the admissions and enquiries team

Requirements of the apprentice
  • Apprentices must have the right to work in England and meet the Education and Skill Funding Agency (ESFA) residency status requirements
  • Spend at least 50% of their working hours in England
  • Be 18 years or over at the start of the programme and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved
  • Find out more about how apprenticeships work

Providing evidence

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.