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Early Years Care and Education - FdA 2019
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: A minimum of one Level 3 qualification, for example a relevant Early Years NVQ. Applicants are to be working in either a voluntary or paid relevant educational setting for a minimum equivalence of one day a week. Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics, Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy level 2 or GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent.
Course specific requirements: All applicants are subject to interview.
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? No
Health checks required? No
Interview required? Yes
Interview further details: All applicants are subject to interview.
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 2 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes - but applicants should be advised that GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/Grade 4 is a minimum requirement for anyone who wants to go into teaching
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes - but applicants should be advised that GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/Grade 4 is a minimum requirement for anyone who wants to go into teaching
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
  A level
    Further details:
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
  Diploma
  Extended Diploma
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
  National Diploma
  National Extended Diploma
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Overall Tariff Score:
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
Which lines of Learning/Points/Grades are accepted for entry: Please see below:
Additional Information:
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
   
Core Skills  
    Are Core Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? No
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
International Baccalaureate  
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Further details: Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 6.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A