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Entry Requirements

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.

USW student on roof with building/hill background

I’ve always had a passion for animals so this course was perfect for me. Since graduating I’ve become a locum Vet Nurse visiting practices when and where they need me.

Erin Wyatt
Vet Nursing graduate

Learner in graduation gown