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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.

 

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS points) plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / SQA Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths and English
  • A levels: CCD (88 UCAS Points) plus GCSE Maths and English (Grade C, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3H3H3H4 plus Maths and English
  • Foundation Apprenticeship / Modern Apprenticeship
  • SQA HNC-D / BTEC Level 4-5 HNC-D / Others: the level of entry and/or credit awarded being subject to the content of the programme

For Advanced Entry apprentices are required to have completed a relevant MA 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 (APL) / Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) in accordance with the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (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.