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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.

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. 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.

 

Admission Criteria

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Chapter 2 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements:

SQA National Qualifications

  • 4 Scottish Highers at Grades BBBC at or 102 UCAS Tariff points at and English at least at National 5
  • An appropriate National Qualification Childhood Practice or equivalent.
  • An appropriate Foundation Apprenticeship or Modern Apprenticeship.
  • Or as a career changer with a degree or with 1 year of sector specific work experience at a level equivalent to the point of entry

Apprentices require to be in employment in an early years setting.

or GCE

  • GCE Grades CCD or 88 UCAS Tariff points at A-level, Maths and English at least at GCSE.

or SQA National Qualifications/Edexcel Foundation

For Advanced Entry Apprentices are required to have completed a relevant Modern Apprenticeship or have a minimum of 1 year of sector specific work experience at a level equivalent to the point of entry

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.