A-level: 3 A-level passes or equivalent
GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above, or equivalent.
T Levels will be considered on a case by case basis.
Other course specific tests:
Work experience which demonstrates your appreciation of a range of different roles and/or work settings and/or management.
Additional consideration will be given to life experience and circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
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 A Levels 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. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.
Our experienced staff can also talk to you about how you might meet the entry criteria and what support may be available to you.
How to apply
For guidance on applying to a Lifelong Learning Centre course, visit our admissions guidance page.
Applicants must be employed in an appropriate role and at an appropriate level, in either a levy-paying or non-levy paying institution. Individual employers will set the select criteria for their apprenticeships. 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.
Apprentices must meet the eligibility criteria specified in the ESFA funding rules. The minimum duration of each apprenticeship is based on the apprentice working 30 hours a week or more, including any off-the-job training they undertake. If the apprentice works fewer than 30 hours a week it may be possible to extend the minimum duration (pro rata) to take account of this. This will need to be done in consultation with the University, the employer and the applicant.
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’ll be sent details after the 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 or maintenance loans 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.