Entry requirements

BTEC Extended Diplomas (suite of qualifications known as Nationals on the QCF Framework) in the following areas:

BTEC Nationals (NQF Framework) in the following related areas:

BTEC Diploma (Old National Certificate - QCF Framework):

A levels

Access to Higher Education Diploma (in the following subjects):

Computing, IT, ICT, Business, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Students must have Level 2 English and Maths (either included or extra) and pass all 60 credits with minimum of 45 at L3.

Advanced Level Apprenticeships

As part of the WVLLN progression agreement, candidates with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms professionals (gained within the last 5 years) are guaranteed an interview for this programme to having the appropriate professional experience.

Level 2 Maths and English

All applicants will normally also require passes (at grade C or above) in Maths and English or their level 2 equivalents.

Non UK based qualifications

Students applying with non-UK based qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants with Full Level 3 qualifications but not in a related subject area

Students with full Level 3 qualifications but not in a related subject area must have a minimum of two years relevant work experience. If candidates are able to demonstrate that they have developed the necessary skills to succeed on the course can apply through the University's AP(E)L procedures.

Applicants without formal academic qualifications

Students without formal qualifications but who have a minimum of two years relevant work experience and are able to demonstrate that they have developed the necessary skills to succeed on the course can apply through the University's AP(E)L procedures.

English Language Requirements

Where English is not the applicant’s first language an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5. in all areas or equivalent qualification, will normally be required.

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

On successful completion of the FdSc students may progress to the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Top Up degree.