Certificate Level: No formal academic qualifications are necessary but candidates need a minimum of one year’s employment within mental health or Deaf services. For candidates without A level or BTEC qualifications evidence of their potential for completing the Programme at Certificate level will be assessed via their personal statement completed as part of the application process as well as their employers reference.
Advanced Certificate Level: Applicants will need a recognised professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy, chartered psychology or medicine (academic equivalent of Dip HE or higher). The applicants personal statement and employers reference will also be taken into consideration. Applicants for the Advanced Certificate Level should also have a minimum of one year’s employment within mental health or Deaf services.
No formal academic qualifications are necessary at Certificate level. A Levels and BTECs are useful, but not essential.
At Advanced Certificate level, applicants will need a recognised professional qualification in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychology or medicine.
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.