Applications to all courses will be considered on an individual basis. Below are typical entry requirements but if you don’t meet these criteria, then we’ll consider your work and life experience.
We accept combinations of the qualifications below and other qualifications not listed may also be accepted such as NVQ Level 3, CACHE Diploma, NNEB, or OCN and OCR level 3. If you’re not sure if you meet the entry requirements, please contact us.
|Type||You would usually need at least one of the following:||Plus:|
|HNC, HND and Foundation Degrees||A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit DD at A Level DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes||GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).|
|Certificates of Higher Education||A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass CC at A Level DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 15 Merits and 30 Passes||GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).|
Some courses may require you to undertake a literacy and/or numeracy test and for certain courses a DBS check will be required; any additional criteria are listed on individual course pages.
Mature students with relevant industry experience who do not meet the academic qualifications will be considered individually via interview.
University of South Wales
We’re proud to offer University of South Wales courses at all Coleg Gwent campuses. Here’s a note from them on what you can expect from their courses at Coleg Gwent, and at their campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd.
Success starts here
The University of South Wales is one of the largest universities in the UK, offering our students excellent opportunities and prospects.
A course at the University of South Wales is more than just a degree. Inside and outside the classroom, we help you achieve your potential professionally and personally. You can find our graduates all over the world, building strong careers and making a difference in their chosen field.
We’re committed to flexible learning opportunities that offer real progression. As well as offering a large range of qualifications at our campuses across south Wales, we work in partnership with Coleg Gwent to provide opportunities to study a university course at their campuses.
Find out more about the opportunities waiting for you at a USW campus or book a place at our next Open Day.
James swapped the classroom for the great outdoors, bagging him a place at uni without even having to sit an exam. College has transformed his outlook on learning: “Being able to channel the adrenaline junkie in me to transform my passion for adventure into a career is unbelievable. I didn’t realise you can go to uni if you don’t do A Levels but the Extended Diploma has earned me the UCAS points I needed to get a place at a top university.”
“I wouldn’t have thought in a million years I’d be going to uni, but I’ve got a place at the University of St David’s to study outdoor education. It’s not just down to getting the right qualifications, but the whole college experience – the support, the tutors, the opportunities and personal development.”
James Rowe, 17,
Cwmbran, Outdoor Activities