Entry Requirements

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AS-Level

A minimum of 6 grade 4s, including a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language, is required. GCSE Maths must also be at grade 3 as a minimum. If GCSE Maths is at a grade 3, you would have to resit it. One grade 4 can be replaced with a ‘merit’ in one Level 2 BTEC subject only. In addition to the above, some subjects have specific entry criteria, such as AS-Level Mathematics requiring a grade 6 in GCSE Maths. To find out the specific requirements for a subject, please consult that course’s website page. Click here to be taken to our full list of courses.

Level 3 BTEC

A minimum of 5 grade 4s, including a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language, is required. GCSE Maths must also be at grade 3 as a minimum. If GCSE Maths is at a grade 3, you would have to re-sit it. If GCSE English Language is at a grade 3 (but GCSE English Literature is at a grade 4), you would have to re-sit it. A ‘merit’ in a BTEC at Level 2 can count as one of the grade 4s in up to two instances.

In addition to the above, some subjects have specific entry criteria, such as the Level 3 Applied Science BTEC requiring a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. To find out the specific requirements for a specific subject, please consult that course’s website page. Click here to be taken to our full list of courses.

Level 2 BTEC

A minimum of 5 grade 3s, including a grade 3 or above in GCSE English Language, is required. GCSE Maths must also be at grade 2 as a minimum. If GCSE Maths is at a grade 2, you would be enrolled on Pre-GCSE Maths. If GCSE Maths is at a grade 3, you would have to resit GCSE Maths. If English Language is at a grade 3, you would have to resit GCSE English Language. A ‘pass’ in a BTEC at Level 2 can count as one of the Grade 3s in up to two instances.

In addition to the above, some subjects have specific entry criteria, such as the Level 2 Applied Science BTEC requiring a grade 3 in GCSE Maths. To find out the specific requirements for a specific subject, please consult that course’s website page. Click here to be taken to our full list of courses.