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Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need? 

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants 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.

Passes in the Scottish National Qualifications in five subjects including two at H level.

or GCE
Passes in the GCSE/GCE in four subjects including one at A Level;

or SQA National Qualifications/Edexcel Foundation

Other Required Qualifications/Experience
For all students entering the programme under 2019 NES contract arrangements: Must be in full time employment with a participating NHS Health Board, and be able to provide evidence of managerial support to complete the full programme through online and work-based learning.
For all students entering the programme under alternative individual contract arrangements: Must be in full time employment with an individually contracted NHS Trust/ Health Board, and be able to provide evidence of managerial support to complete the full programme through online and work-based learning – including the provision of placements to support programme completion.
English language requirements: To meet HCPC (2018) requirements for accreditation, all candidates must be able to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 7 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 6.5.
PVG: Entry to the programme will be subject to satisfactory assessment.

As this programme is designed to meet the needs of a specific workforce market within the NHS, the notion of articulation from colleges is not applicable at this time.

Successful applicants who gain a place on this course will need to register on the PVG Scheme, managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. An application form will be sent from the University once you have accepted your offer. The fee for joining the scheme is £59.

Visit the Disclosure Scotland website for more information on the PVG scheme.