Qualifications we need to see

Once you accept an offer to study with us, there may be some certificates we need to see before the start of your programme.

If you are studying either BA Primary Education, PGCE or School Direct, we must see your original certificates.  For all other programmes, legible copies or scans of certificates are sufficient.

If you fail to provide the required certificates, you will not be eligible to enrol.

  • Level 3 certificates we must see

    If you have already passed any of the following qualifications at the point of application, you must upload copies to your applicant portal. Please ensure that the scan shows your full certificate. Provisional statement of results will not be accepted.

    • A/AS levels
    • Level 3 BTEC qualifications
    • Access
    • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
    • International Baccalaureate
    • OU certificates
    • BA/BSc degree
    • Other post 16 education certificates not specified above
    • Qualifications listed in the UCAS Tariff Table, for more information please visit UCAS

    GCSE certificates we must see

    You must upload copies of your certificates or their equivalent if you have applied for one of the following programmes (including some 4-year integrated foundation programmes if stated below) or Joint Honours subjects. Please upload to your applicant portal.

    Accounting and Finance

    • GCSE/O Level Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills in Maths/Numeracy

    Architectural Technology (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths or the equivalent

    Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    Associate Nursing

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths OR Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Business Computing (3 Year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    Childhood and Youth (3 and 4 Year)

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths

    Computing (all pathways) (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    Dental Nursing

    • GCSE/O Level English Language or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills English/Literacy

    Early Childhood Studies

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Early Years Foundation Degree

    • Level 2 English Language

    Economics (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills in Maths/Numeracy

    Engineering (all programmes) (3 Year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths, or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills in Maths/Numeracy. A Level Maths for BENG Engineering

    Finance/Financial Planning and Practice (3 Year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy

    Forensic Psychology (3 Year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    Games Design (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy

    Games Programming (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    Health and Social Care

    • GCSE/O Level English Language or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills English/Literacy

    Inclusive Studies in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Diversity (3 and 4 Year)

    • GCSE/O Level English Language

    International Banking and Finance Top Up

    •  GCSE/O Level Maths

    Leadership and Innovation in Health and Social Care

    • GCSE/O Level English Language or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills English/Literacy

    Midwifery

    • GCSE/O Level English Language, Maths and Science or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills
    • Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Multimedia Journalism/Multimedia Sports Journalism (BA only) (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths and English or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Nursing (all pathways)

    • GCSE/O Level English Language, Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Occupational Therapy and OT Extended

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths

    Paramedic Science

    • GCSE/O Level Maths, Science and English (can be English Language or English Literature certificate).

    Pharmacology (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths

    Podiatry

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths OR Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Professional Policing

    • GCSE/O Level English Language or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills English/Literacy

    Psychology (all courses, 3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    Social Care and Community Practice

    • GCSE/O Level English Language or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills English/Literacy

    Social Work

    • GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy/Literacy

    Web Development and Cyber Security (3 year only)

    • GCSE/O Level Maths or Level 2 Key/Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy
  • Certificates we must see

    We need to see following qualifications, you must email scanned copies of your certificates or transcripts as soon as they are available. Please upload your certificate to your application portal and ensure that the scan shows your full certificate. Provisional statement of results will not be accepted.

    • BA/BSc degree
    • OU or relevant levels 5, 6 and higher

    Other documents we must see

    You must email scanned copies of your certificates or their equivalent if you have applied for one of the following. Please upload to your application portal.

    Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)

    • GCSE/O level English Language, Maths and Science

    MA Social Work

    • GCSE/O Level Maths and English Language

    MSc Psychology

    • GCSE/O Level Maths

    PGCE Top Up

    • Evidence of QTS
  • BA Primary Education

    All BA Primary Education applicants must provide original certificates (not scans or photocopies) for:

    • GCSE/O Level English Language, Maths and Science

    and all Level 3 qualifications and higher (listed below) as applicable.

    • A/AS levels
    • Level 3 BTEC qualifications
    • Access
    • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
    • International Baccalaureate
    • OU certificates
    • BA/BSc degree
    • Other post 16 education certificates not specified above
    • Qualifications listed in the UCAS Tariff Table, for more information please visit UCAS

    PGCE/School Direct

    All PGCE/School Direct applicants must provide original certificates (not scans or photocopies) for:

    • GCSE/O Level English Language, Maths and Science
    • BA/BSc degree
    • OU or relevant level 5, 6 and higher

    Statement of results will not be accepted.

    Sending your certificates

    We recommend that you send original certificates by recorded delivery and include an addressed envelope, pre-paid for recorded delivery for their return.

    Please send along your certificates (with the right amount of postage) to:

    Admissions Office
    University of Northampton
    Waterside Campus
    University Drive
    Northampton
    NN1 5PH

    Alternatively, you can present your original certificates in person to Admissions on Wednesdays 9am – 3pm at the Student Information Desk in the Learning Hub, Waterside Campus.

Please note: If the name on your certificate is different from the name you applied in, you will need to provide evidence of your name change (for example, a marriage certificate/deed poll etc).

If you have lost your certificates it is advisable to request replacement certificates as soon as possible from the examination board.

If you fail to provide your documents you will not be eligible to enrol, so please upload them as soon as possible. 

If you have problems with any of the above please contact us at admissions@northampton.ac.uk or telephone 0300 303 2772.

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