GCSE's English and Maths graded 9-4/A*-C or equivalent qualification
If you do not hold these qualifications, you can obtain Level 2 (Functional Skills) free through a training provider, such as New College Swindon or Wiltshire College & University Centre with campuses at Chippenham, Salisbury or Trowbridge or Distance Learning:
You can also study for Functional Skills free of charge through online provider Go Train and start your course within 48 hours
Level 3 Qualifications
A minimum of two A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
We may, by exception, also accept relevant experience instead of the Level 3 qualifications. In the absence of Level 3 qualifications, applicants will need to complete a Personal Statement (see next section) and show relevant experience to evidence their ability to work at Level 3, demonstrated through personal, professional and/or voluntary experience.
All PCDA applicants must have Level 2 GCSE English and Maths or equivalent and share their certificates with us at any stage during the application process - this is a requirement before receiving an offer letter.
We will accept predicted grades from students who wish to apply when we open applications in April 2022.
Your predicted grades will need to be backed up with a formal letter from your school, college or university, confirming those predictions, which you will need to upload at the time of application.
We will also need to receive confirmation of your final grades as soon as they are available, but this should not stop you applying, as the recruitment process takes a number of months from the time of application to when you start training.
Degree Holder Entry Route (DHEP)
A Level 6 Qualification (Degree or equivalent) in any subject