Midwifery alternative qualifications

Alternative qualifications accepted for 2021 entry to Midwifery with the Health Foundation Year

BTEC Qualifications  GradesSubjects GCSEs
Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma / Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DMM Any subject 

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 (C) including English Language and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 / Key Skills Level 2).

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / Pearson BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (QCF) and National Extended Certificate (previously known as the Subsidiary Diploma) (QCF) are acceptable combined with additional A level or equivalent Level 3 qualification(s). Any subjects accepted excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. 112 UCAS Tariff points from the equivalent of 3 A Level qualifications.  

 

Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth.

  As above
Other qualifications
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma / Technical Extended Diploma NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma / Technical Extended Diploma Grade C   As above
International Baccalaureate International Baccalaureate Diploma with 30 points plus one science subject (higher or standard level)   GCSE Maths and English languagegrade 4 (C)
IELTS

International/EU candidates. Candidates whose first language is not English will need IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, including at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections, or GCSE English Language at 4 (C) or above.

   
Access to HE Diploma

60 Credits. At least 45 Credits at Level 3.

Pass with 112 UCAS Tariff points. Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth. 

 

GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade C/ Grade 4 or above or equivalent, or 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Maths.

 

Maths and English qualifications can be pending if studied alongside a pending Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Vocational qualifications: NVQ or equivalent qualifications are not accepted
Qualifications that are not listed will be considered on an individual basis.  Please contact nursing.admissions@keele.ac.uk for advice

If your qualifications exceed these requirements, or if you have already completed a degree, please see the entry requirements for the 3 year degree course