Applicants should have 5 GCSE passes, including English Language, Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above (or grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 120 points from at least 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
Please note it is a professional requirement that all applicants have GCSE grade C or equivalent in both English Language and Mathematics*. Applicants who speak English as a second language must have adequate command of English, with an IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in all elements.
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE
Mathematics – Numeracy.
If you are studying combinations of the above or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements.
Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.
In terms of the personal statement we would be looking for evidence of work experience and knowledge of the work of a dietitian, together with evidence of communication skills.
Unfortunately, due to limited numbers, applicants who choose the university as an Insurance choice cannot be guaranteed a place.
If you do not meet the above entry requirements, the 'Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences' is available one year full-time and will provide you with a relevant qualification that may be considered for progression to the degree upon successful completion. Consideration would be given to any applicant who had achieved at least 70% overall to include a minimum of 65% from the Biology and Chemistry modules, where an application from UCAS has been received.
Health Boards in Wales are currently working together to provide Experience Days for locals who frequently enquire about work experience days. As this is a requirement in applying for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics and MSc/PG Diploma in Dietetics programmes, Experience Days have been set up to accommodate this.
For those outside of Wales please contact your local Health Boards/Trusts who may have a similar system, or are able to provide work experience/voluntary posts. You won't need to attend an Experience Day in Wales if you have already received Dietetic experience elsewhere as the same information will be covered.
The Health Boards aim to provide two/three every year.
The next Experience Days are:
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Cardiff & Vale Health Board,
University Hospital of Wales
Closing date for applications is: Monday 20th August 2018
Please return your completed application form via email to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 27th September 2018
Betsi Cadwaldr Health Board
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Rd, Wrexham LL13 7TD
Closing date for applications is: Friday 7th September 2018
Please return your completed
application form via email to the following email address:
If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com.
Please note, these are not university open days. Details on open days run by the university which cover course and university information can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays.
Please only book a place if you definitely intend to attend this event. If you book a place but cannot attend please can you let us know ASAP so that we can give your place to someone else. A list of those who do not attend without cancelling their place will be provided to the Programme Director to be considered in the allocation of places on the programme. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Selection Procedure and Interviews
Admission to this programme is subject to applicants being successful at interview.
Selection for interview is based on the information submitted on the UCAS application form. Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited to undertake a structured interview, which is designed to assess the values of a future NHS employee. In addition, an assessment of applicants’ communication skills and their understanding of the profession will be made.
Interview dates for 2018 entry are to be
January 27th 2018 with an one alternative date to be provided for those unable to attend. Early applications are encouraged in order that interview invitations can be processed effectively.
DBS and Occupational Health Checks
All students must undertake appropriate immunisation and health checks prior to entry and a completed Enhanced DBS disclosure is required. We also recommend applicants register with the Update Service, so the DBS disclosure remains up to date for the duration of studies and may cover placements, if undertaken. More information about criminal records procedures can be found at
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/dbs. Further information about occupational health checks can be found by visiting by
As it is not possible to provide placements for students from outside the EU, it is not possible to consider international students for this programme.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at
www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff Met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.