We generally ask for five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C / Grade 4 or above for entry onto the majority of our programmes, to include English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes will ask for Science GCSE also.
Welsh students are able to study and sit two Maths GCSEs; Mathematics and Mathematics - Numeracy. Cardiff Met will accept either Mathematics or Mathematics - Numeracy GCSE, or both, for entry onto the majority of our programmes.
AS Levels are worth 40% of an A Level, and we will take the whole application into consideration. Cardiff Met will not count points from an AS Level if an applicant has progressed to the full A Level.
A large proportion of our students enter Cardiff Met with three A Levels or BTEC Level 3 Diploma qualifications. We will also consider combinations of these qualifications for entry onto our Programmes.
We welcome applications form applicants who are completing the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate alongside A Levels or vocational qualifications. For 2017 entry onwards, the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be graded and awarded tariff points equal to an A Level.
We accept T Levels onto the majority of our courses. Courses which require specific Level 3 subjects will require an additional A level in that subject (or equivalent) alongside the T Level.
Extended Project Qualification
Due to the additional breadth of study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) brings, we welcome applicants who have studied the Extended Project alongside A Levels or vocational qualifications. You should ensure you list this qualification on your UCAS form so that it can be taken into consideration as part of your whole application.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
We welcome applicants with Access to HE qualifications, these are particularly suitable for applicants who have been out of education for a period of time. A GCSE grade C/4 in English language and/or Mathematics will still be needed if this is a requirement of the course.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Cardiff Met is happy to receive applications from applicants who are studying the IB Diploma. Some programmes will ask for specific subjects within the IB and grades at Higher level (HL).
Irish Leaving Certificate
We welcome applications from applicants studying the Irish Leaving Certificate. Specific requirements will vary according to the Programme, we consider Higher Level subjects at H4 or above. Ordinary level of O4 or above or Higher level H6 or above in English language and Mathematics is required for entry onto our Undergraduate programmes.
We consider Scottish Advanced Highers, Scottish Highers and other Scottish qualifications that meet our entry requirements. We will accept Standard Grades, Intermediate 2 and the new National 5 qualification as GCSE equivalence onto our programmes.
For further information on course specific entry requirements please check our course pages: