GCSE: GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
T Levels will be considered on a case by case basis.
Other course specific tests:
Level 3 health/social care qualification, or equivalent.
Alternative Entry Scheme for mature applicants
If you are a mature applicant (over 21 at the point of entry) and you don't have the required Level 3 or GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the scheme). As part of this, you may be asked to take tests in English and maths and to write an essay.
The Higher Apprenticeship requires that applicants who do not already hold GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 (or equivalent) will need to achieve Level 2 English and maths prior to taking their end-point assessment. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.
How to apply
For guidance on applying to a Lifelong Learning Centre course, visit our admissions guidance page.
You must be currently employed in a healthcare setting in a levy-paying or non-levy paying institution and have the support of your employer. Applications for this course should be made via your line manager in the first instance. Employers should contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.
The selection process will include an interview with your employer and the Lifelong Learning Centre to assess suitability. If you’re entering through the Alternative Entry Scheme, you will be sent details after your interview.
Lifelong Learning Centre Admissions Policy 2023
The fees for this course are paid by your employer through the apprenticeship levy.
Please note you will not be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loan Company.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.