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Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need?

To apply for a GA you must be resident in Scotland before you start. The premises you work in must also be located in Scotland. As part of your application, you will have to show that you have the right to live and work in Scotland.

GAs are open to existing employees and new recruits.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis.

Experienced applicants can apply for admission based on Accreditation of Prior Learning / Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in accordance with the University’s RPL guidelines - contact us for more information.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS points) including English
  • A levels: CCD (88 UCAS Points) including English
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3H3H3H4, including English
  • Others: an appropriate Foundation Apprenticeship, Modern Apprenticeship
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC / SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Others: an appropriate Foundation Apprenticeship, Modern Apprenticeship or HNC/D award with the level of entry and/or credit awarded being subject to the content of the programme.

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Applicants can apply for admission based on Accreditation of Prior Learning / Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in accordance with the University’s RPL guidelines. Contact us for more information.

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.