Nursing alternative qualifications

Alternative qualifications accepted for 2021 entry to Adult, Children's, Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing with the Health Foundation Year

BTEC QualificationsGradesSubjectsGCSEs
Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma / Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMP Any subject 

GCSE in English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 / Key Skills Level 2). Maths and English qualifications must have been achieved prior to application.

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

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. 80 UCAS Tariff points from the equivalent of 3 A Level qualifications / 72 UCAS Tariff points from the equivalent of 2 A Level qualifications.  

 

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

Any subject  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 - Pass.   GCSE Maths and English Language grade 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.    GCSE English Language at 4 (C) or above
Access to HE Diploma

60 Credits. At least 45 Credits at Level 3.

Pass with 80 UCAS Tariff points. Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth. 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.

 

  GCSE Maths and English Language/Literature grade 4 (C) or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 / Key Skills Level 2), or 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in english and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Maths
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