GCSE Equivalence Courses

On this page you will find information relating to our self paced, online courses in Mathematics & English. These courses enable you to demonstrate that you have competence in English & Mathematics which is equivalent to GCSE grade 4/5. These courses are not usually sufficient to meet the entry requirements for initial teacher training (ITT) courses. If you are applying to a teacher training course then you should visit the page below 


These self paced, online equivalence courses are:

  • Free of charge to all applicants.
  • Only available to applicants with a current offer of a place at the University of Wolverhampton.

Please check the course entry requirements on the Our Courses page to ensure that these equivalence courses are sufficient for your chosen course. In order to provide an efficient testing service we actively remove students who do not hold an offer in our current admissions cycle.


You should check the entry requirements for your course on the Our Courses page.

No. We do not currently offer a science equivalency course. We do offer a science assessment which can be used to meet some entry requirements. This assessment incurs a fee.

The courses are self-paced but we recommend that you complete them as soon as possible in order to meet the entry requirements for your course.

No. Applicants to Initial Teacher Training Courses must complete a separate on-campus assessment.

After you have completed the course you will receive a certificate of completion. You should upload this certificate as part of your application as evidence that you meet this entry requirement.

You should upload your certificate of completion to your application on e:Vision.

Please visit this page https://canvas.wlv.ac.uk/login/canvas and log in with the email address that you used to register for the course. You should use your personal email address for these courses.

Mathematics Equivalency Course – Abigail Parkes abigail.parkes@wlv.ac.uk

English Equivalency Course – Jenna Williams jenna.williams@wlv.ac.uk 

Yes. Equivalence courses are not accepted for entry to some courses e.g. B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Science and Clinical Practise, B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Physiology and Diagnostics. You should check the course page for your programme of study here to ensure that equivalence courses are accepted.

There is no formal deadline, but we advise that you complete the courses as soon as possible. You must complete the courses before any UCAS or application deadlines. Failure to complete the equivalence courses as soon as possible may result in your offer being withdrawn.