Applicants need to achieve:
A minimum of three GCSEs at grade C+/4 (or equivalent) which must include an English-based subject, Mathematics and Health and Social Care or Science subject. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills level 2; Learn Direct Level 2 and Functional Skills Level 2. Sciences at GCSE could include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health and Social Care or Physical Education
Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations.
- 120+ UCAS points
- A Levels: ABB from three A Levels including a Science subject e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, or Social Science (e.g. Health & Social Care, Psychology) Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
- T Levels: Equivalent to 120+ UCAS points in Health or Healthcare Science
- BTEC QCF Extended National Diploma at a DDM or above in a Science based subject such as Sport and Exercise Science, Health Science or Applied Science
- Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) : of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (120 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 30 credits at distinction) in Health or Science subject. If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required
Not met the entry for this course? Did you know you could become a Physiotherapist within 4 years? Why not discover more information about our new Foundation Year courses and what you need to get onto them. Please visit Foundation Year Courses to find out more. The first year of this four year course is taught at Wolverhampton Campus.
Have you also considered other careers in Health? Did you know we also offer a Podiatry qualification? Please visit the Institute of Health for more information and what other opportunities we have here at the University.
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If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
All offers to be subject to and satisfactory health and Criminal convictions (DBS) checks.
In addition to the above entry requirements all shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test; a group based task and a face to face interview. There is an expectation that applicants will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the physiotherapy role and it is recommended that you gain insight into the breadth of Physiotherapy practice through relevant work experience prior to the interview. Values consistent with the NHS constitution will be sought from applicants during the selection process.
Read further information regarding interview preparation
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.
Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes (https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-the-basics) will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and who do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa.
Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.
The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.