- Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: English, Maths and Science. At least two GCSEs at grade B/6 or above are required
Plus one of the following:
- A minimum of 120 UCAS points from 3 A levels, including at least one of the following subjects at grade B or above: Health and Social Care, Biology, Sports Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology (General Studies is not accepted).
- Maximum 12 UCAS Tariff points can be accepted from AS/Extended Project.
- DDM in Health and Social Care/Applied Science/Science
- CACHE in Health and Social Care at grade B is accepted
28+ including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at higher level
- AHE (Nursing and Midwifery)
- AHE (Science)
- AHE (Health Professions)
Pass in the QAA Access to HE with 24 level 3 credits in Pure Science (Human Biology, General Science, Chemistry or Physics) with 18 at distinction.
Access students require 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science are required as separate qualifications at grade C/4. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification.
We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
Mature applicants need academic attainment normally no more than five years of joining the course
Please note that we do not accept childcare qualifications for midwifery.
As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below:
- Self-Declaration Form clearance
- Occupational Health clearance
- Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance
You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy.
We strongly advise that you opt for the DBS update service as it is possible that future placement providers may request a recent DBS and not one from the start of the programme. If you decide not to opt for this service then you will have to pay for the DBS again if requested by your placement provided – the university will not cover this cost.
You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 17 July 2023. Failure to meet this deadline may result in your offer being withdrawn.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 overall when you start the course is essential, with a 7.0 in all components except writing which should be at least 6.5. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
These will include numeracy and literacy tests. Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision making regarding an applicant’s application.
The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants at interview for the core values of the NHS constitution.
Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.
Work experience: Yes, minimum of 6 months
All candidates must have six months experience in voluntary or employment sectors. Life/work skills and experience should be relevant with the competencies and skills required for this professional programme.
UCAS Tariff changes
Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.
Availability: This course has a limited number of places so that we can ensure a good quality placement experience. In exceptional circumstances this may result in the course becoming full before you have completed the admissions process. In this situation we will offer you the opportunity to be considered for a place on an alternative course.