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Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements below identify the minimum qualifications required to apply for a course at Northern Regional College. This is only a guide, you should refer to the online prospectus for specific entry requirements for individual courses.

Further Education

Level Entry Requirements
Level 1 Diploma No formal entry requirements.
Level 2 BTEC Diploma 4 GCSEs Grade D-G or above, or equivalent.
Level 2 NI Traineeship Level 1 qualification defined as 4 GCSEs at grades D-G including English and Maths at grade F or higher. GCSE grades for English and Maths vary for each vocational area.
Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma/Extended Diploma 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent.
Access to University You must normally be 19 years of age or over at the date of entry to the course and provide evidence of basic competence in written, oral communication and numeracy skills. You must also undertake a short written assessment.


Higher Education

Qualification Entry Requirements
Foundation Degree There is a minimum UCAS tariff requirement. Many courses require specific subjects at GCSE and/or A level or equivalent.
Higher Level Apprenticeship Entry requirements may vary. You must have an appropriate employer.
Level 4 - Level 6 Entry requirements may vary.
BSc Honours Degree HNC/D subject related qualification or equivalent.