You must meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

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Entry criteria 2019:

GCSEs 

Grades Grade 4 / C or above
Subjects Five subjects which must include: English Language, Maths and Science. Alternatively, we will accept Double / Triple award science.
Additional information

We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs.

A Levels

Grades ABB
Subjects Sciences or Physical Education may be helpful but are not essential.
General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted.

Adjusted criteria

If you attend a school or college in England from this list (i.e. a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or one that is in the bottom 20% in England for progression to Higher Education) then you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard for the course.

For BSc Physiotherapy this will be an A-Level offer of BBC.

You will still have to meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Additional information
AS levels are not considered for this course.
Re-sits will be considered but you may be required to achieve higher grades.
Modular re-sits will be considered, however, you may be required to achieve higher grades.

International Baccalaureate

Award Candidates holding appropriate grades in IB certificates or the IB Career-Related Programme will be considered on a case - by - case basis. In order to check your eligibility, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details of your courses and predicted grades.
Scores Overall score of 34.
Subjects 

A minimum score of 16 points at Higher Level.

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a 5 (Grade B) grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Access Diploma

Award Full Award Diploma in a related topic (e.g. Access to Science, Access to Health).
Scores 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded).
Grades Of the 45 graded credits, at least 30 of these must be graded at ‘Distinction’ and a maximum of 15 credits at ‘Merit’. ‘Passes’ are not accepted.
Subjects All graded credits must be in a related topic.
Additional credits Any other level 3 credits outside of the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.
Additional information

Must be completed within the last 5 years.

You are required to have GCSEs in English Language and Maths alongside the Access Diploma as per the requirements outlined above.

Students studying an Access Diploma need to provide a detailed transcript. All units must be verified by the local Open College Network (OCN)

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Other qualifications

Birkbeck College
Certificate in Life Sciences
75 per cent overall.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject.
Open University (OU) 120 units at level 1 and 2 in a related subject.
All results must be received and verified by us by 1 September of the year of entry.
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma Overall score of 64 and no subject less than M2.
Scottish Highers Five B grades at Higher Level including English Language, Maths and Science.
ABB at Advanced Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate A2, A2, B2, B2, B2 at Higher Level including English, Maths and Science.
HKDSE 5,4,4
Undergraduate Degree (Related Subject) 2.2 Honours or higher.
Undergraduate Degree (Other Subject) 2.1 Honours or higher.
Foundation Degree Minimum overall score of 75% in a health health-related.
Postgraduate Qualification Considered on a case-by-case basis. Usually should be in a related area.
EU qualifications View a list of the European qualifications we accept  
International qualifications View a list of the International qualifications we accept  
Other

All qualifications equivalent to ABB at A Level (or better) according to UKNARIC will be considered on a case by case basis.

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English language

GCSE / IGCSE English Language grade 6 (Grade B) or above

IELTS

(International English Language Testing System)

7.0 overall (including 7.0 in Writing and Speaking component and a minimum score of 6.5 in the Reading and Listening component)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.

Pearsons Test

Overall score of 67 (with at least 67 in Writing and at least 61 in your other 3 components).

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) with a Pass at Grade B or C (Borderline in all 4 components) (equivalent to C1)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a Level C1

Non-academic criteria

Work experience (please see below for more information) Work experience is highly recommended. Although clinical experience is ideal, this does not have to take place in a hospital. You might consider working in a care home, hospice or doing community work with adults or children. Your experience may also be in the field of Education, Customer Services or Conflict Resolution. Most importantly you must demonstrate that you have considered how your experience is relevant to a career in Physiotherapy.
Personal statement (please see below for more information) You must demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, working with people; able to identify relevant transferable skills that would make you a good physiotherapist; demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of physiotherapy; and an ability to reflect on work experience.
Health and police screening (please see below for more information) Satisfactory clearance in both, including immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR, Meningitis, TB and Chicken Pox.
Professional registration (please see below for more information) If you belong to a registered professional body, please provide details at interview.

Work experience

Work experience is highly recommended. Although clinical experience is ideal, this does not have to take place in a hospital. You might consider working in a care home, hospice or doing community work with adults or children. Your experience may also be in the field of Education, Customer Services or Conflict Resolution. Most importantly you must demonstrate that you have considered how your experience is relevant to a career in Physiotherapy.

We do not specify a minimum amount of experience, but the more you have the better - there's no such thing as too much experience. It does not have to be full time but regular experience over a period of months is preferable to a couple of weeks here and there as it demonstrates commitment. Recent work experience is preferable although you can reflect on any relevant experience.

Personal statement

In addition to meeting the academic criteria for admission, you should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in and commitment to working with people, be able to identify relevant transferable skills that would make you a good physiotherapist, demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of physiotherapy, and have obtained some relevant work experience where possible. All of this should be evident from your UCAS personal statement. Applicants who do not demonstrate this are unlikely to be invited for an interview.

Applicants should be aware that we will be notified by UCAS of any plagiarism within a personal statement. If UCAS indicate that the plagiarism is above 60% then your application is unlikely to be considered any further and you will be unsuccessful

Health and police screening

Once accepted onto a healthcare course, you are required to pass an occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practice as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. Candidates who are concerned about a health issue are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

You will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety, so please contact your general practitioner (GP) to arrange a screening. You should begin a course of Hepatitis B immunisation as soon as you submit your UCAS application, as it consists of three injections over a six month period. If you firmly accept an offer you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the process of screening for Hepatitis B.

This course includes working with children and vulnerable adults so all applicants must have enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. More information about this will be sent to applicants as part of the admissions process.

Read more about DBS checks

Professional registration

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, you must provide details of your registration. If you have had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practice investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. This will be reviewed by the admissions tutor and you may be required to provide full copies of related documentation. Any information you disclose will only be used for considering your application to the applied course.

Exceptions

Applicants who are studying or who have previously studied on another Pre-Registration Physiotherapy course in the UK may not be considered.

The following qualifications may enhance your application, but cannot contribute to the minimum requirements:

- NVQs
- Massage courses
- ITEC Anatomy and Physiology

If your qualifications do not meet the cut off period of five years but you have completed some other recognised study, please provide additional information and supporting evidence when you submit your application.

 


Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:04