Foundation Degree: Pass on the second year of a foundation degree in a relevant subject.
HND: Pass grade in a relevant subject.
IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.
International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.
Mature applicants: University Centre Leeds welcomes applications from candidates who may not precisely match the academic criteria but can demonstrate experience in their chosen field as well as academic achievement at level 5. Candidates in this category will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.
*21 years and over at the start of the course
RPL Claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).
Apprentices: Firstly, when an employer recruits a new apprentice, we ask the apprentice to complete an initial skills scan. The skills scan establishes whether or not the apprentice is eligible for the apprenticeship. If the skills scan is complete with 'fully skilled' in most areas (mapped to the KSB's), then the apprentice is not eligible for the apprenticeship. If the skills scan states 'basic skills to moderately skilled' in most areas, then they are eligible, and we can shape the apprentices individualised training plan to meet the outcome of the skills scan. Secondly, we have to ensure that the apprentice will have the correct exposure within the workplace, to the roles and responsibilities which will allow the apprentice to gather the required evidence to meet the outcomes attached to the KSB's. IFATE provides an overview of the role, details of the CMDA standard as well as an occupational profile (please see below) - this provides clarity to the employer regarding what their apprentice will be leading on and can then factor this into the workplace activity and off the job training planning.