BTEC qualifications

We accept a variety of BTEC Level 3 National qualifications for entry to our undergraduate courses.

Most BTEC qualifications awarded from 2022 will be Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) awards rather than the pre-reformed Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) awards.

The typical offer information given on our course finder is presented in RQF format but please see the section below or contact us if you have a QCF BTEC as we may still be able to consider it.

Our course finder presents the BTEC offer as BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma as this is the equivalent to three A-levels. We may ask for Distinctions in particular units, and we may ask for an additional A-level or completion of an admissions test to satisfy a particular subject requirement. Please see below for BTEC/A-level combinations.

Subject-specific requirements

Some of our courses have specific criteria that must be met in a particular academic subject to ensure students thrive on the course. Where this can be met with modules in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma these will be listed in the prospectus or detailed in the lists below.

For some courses we require an additional A-level or offer an additional admissions test as an alternative way to meet a subject requirement. This will be detailed on the prospectus course page.

Where we require an A-level in addition to a BTEC, we accept either a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma or a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

Where we require two A-levels in addition to a BTEC, we accept a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate, a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma or a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

For some of our undergraduate courses we have subject-specific requirements that must be met with particular units in the Applied Science or Engineering BTEC. When applying for a course with a specific subject requirement, you will need to upload information to your application dashboard detailing which units you will be taking upon submitting your UCAS application.

The units we require are listed as follows:

Biology

To meet our biology requirement applicants need to take six of the following optional units in the Applied Science BTEC:

  • 8. Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction (Internal)
  • 9. Human Regulation and Reproduction (internal) 
  • 10. Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways (Internal) 
  • 11. Genetics and Genetic Engineering (Internal) 
  • 12. Diseases and Infections (Internal) 
  • 17. Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques (Internal) 
  • 20. Biomedical Sciences (Internal) 

Chemistry

To meet our chemistry requirement applicants need to take the following optional units in the Applied Science BTEC:

  • 13. Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
  • 14. Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • 18. Industrial Chemical Reactions 
  • 19. Practical Chemical Analysis 
  • 22. Materials Science
  • 24. Cryogenics and Vacuum Technology

Physics

To meet our physics requirement applicants need to take six of the following units in the Applied Science BTEC:

  • 12: Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems 
  • 15: Electrical Machines 
  • 16: Three Phase Electrical Systems  
  • 17:  Power and Energy Electronics 
  • 18: Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission 
  • 19. Electronic Devices and Circuits 
  • 20. Analogue Electronic Circuits 
  • 21. Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits 
  • 28. Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice 
  • 29. Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics 
  • 31. Thermodynamic Principles and Practice 

 

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