Accepted Regulated Qualifications
Framework (RQF) level 3 qualifications

You must make up your tariff offer from the following RQF level 3 qualifications:

  • A levels
  • T levels*
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Diplomas at level 3
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at level 3 or 4
  • NVQ at level 3
  • Key Skills at Level 3
  • Functional Skills at level 3
  • Level 3 of the 'Creative and Media' 14 - 19 Diploma
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Other UK/EU/International qualifications equivalent to tariff points at level 3 and deemed suitable by the Admissions Team.

If you have a qualification above a level 3 on the RQF, you'll meet the entry criteria for the course.

If you have tariff points from qualifications that don't appear on the list above, they'll be considered on an individual basis.

If you have fewer tariffs points from qualifications on the list above, any other tariff points that you hold will be taken into account and your application would be treated as a 'near miss' that will need academic assessment.

*T Levels, which are an alternative to A levels, are usually seen to offer a direct route to employment but that doesn't mean they can't be used to progress to university. We welcome applications from students studying T Levels, who we will continue to support, develop and prepare for future employment. Our standard T Level entry requirement is Merit in a related subject but we may make lower offers to applicants with a strong portfolio or who may have experienced mitigating circumstances or difficulties.

Any questions?

If you have any queries about the admissions process or an application that you have made, please contact the relevant Admissions team.

Home/UK Admissions:
Phone: + 44 (0) 1252 416110

International Admissions (including EU):
Phone:   + 44 (0) 1252 918266