To get onto a psychology degree course you need good grades in either A levels or an advanced diploma. The universities will normally specify good GCSE grades in subjects like English, Maths and possibly sciences.
- Posted: 03/12/15
What is an advanced diploma and what can I do it in
- Posted: 06/12/15
They are a vocational qualification as an alternative to doing 3 A levels. They last for 2 years just like A levels and you can study them in Sixth Form Colleges and FE Colleges. If you get good grades (merits or distinctions) you can progress to degree study.
They come with different titles so you might see BTEC National Diploma or BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma. There is a wide range of subjects including:
Creative & Media
Leisure/Travel & Tourism
Construction & the Built Environment
But the most relevant ones for psychology are:
Health & Social care
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Just remember that the different universities have very different entry requirements and therefore you have to study these carefully. The easiest way to do this is by searching on the UCAS site.
The entries on there give information about entry requirements but (once you have homed in on a few courses) you can look on the institution's website. If in doubt you should contact them direct!
- Posted: 07/12/15