The college’s entry requirements are subject to change up to the 1st November prior to the application deadline, which is the first Friday in December. We ask all applicants to re-check our entry requirements in November, before completing an application to the college.

The college is open to all applicants who are able to cope with and benefit from a course of study that we offer. If we cannot offer anything suitable, we will tell you.

At BHASVIC we call all the subjects you are following your Programme of Study. When you apply to the college you will be applying for individual subject courses within a Programme of Study. Any offers made to you will therefore be dependent on you meeting two sets of entry requirements:

  • Entry requirements for your overall Programme of Study (Table One)

  • Entry requirements for your individual courses (Table Two)

Normal entry requirements for 16+ applicants for Advanced (Level 3) Programmes:

Three A levels or equivalent will be the normal requirement for entry to Higher Education and as such the majority of BHASVIC students will enrol on such a study programme. The vocational programme below provides diploma qualifications which are equivalent to A levels. Double diplomas are equivalent to two A levels. Online tariff charts provided by ‘UCAS’ can be used to ascertain grade equivalency.

Only full GCSE qualifications count for BHASVIC entry requirements. Qualifications which we consider GCSE equivalents, such as full Level 2 BTECs count as one single GCSE equivalent, whether they are single or double qualifications. Short GCSEs and short Level 2 courses will not count towards entry requirements. It is not possible to provide a definitive list of all such qualifications and if you are unsure whether your qualification is the equivalent to at least one single full GCSE, please bring full details of the qualification with you to interview.

Students who have not already achieved grade 4/C in English Language and/or Maths GCSE must continue to study a resit course alongside other subjects. Students who have a 4/C in English Literature but not English Language are advised to consult carefully with an enrolment advisor or contact Admissions after GCSE Results Day in August.

New GCSE grades 1-9 in English and Maths:

BHASVIC entry requirements will give both the numeric and alphabetic grading that students will hold; for example C/4 means either a Grade C or Grade 4 is the minimum entry requirement.

Entry Requirements for courses starting in September 2019