After you apply

​​On receipt of an offer from Cardiff Met, you should use this section to find details of everything which is expected of you between now and the start of your programme. ​

We'll also be emailing you at important times throughout the year to make sure you are kept up-to-date with everything you need to know about your application - so keep checking those emails! Please also note that it is possible that our emails may appear in your 'Spam' or 'Junk' folders, so please check these to avoid missing out on key information about your application.

If you change your contact details, it is important you update these with UCAS so you don't miss out on important information. In the meantime if you have any questions or need any further information, you can contact Admissions on 029 2041 6010, by emailing or tweeting us at @CMetAdmissions​

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for courses are published on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website as well as UCAS and the University’s prospectus.

Cardiff Met accepts a broad range of qualifications as we recognise that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed different educational routes. Applications are considered on an individual basis and when making offers we consider a range of factors in addition to, or in some cases instead of, formal examination results.

For undergraduate applicants the University understands that predicted grades are an estimate. We will consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below the published entry criteria taking all the information on the application into consideration.

Previous study, work experience and training can also count as credit towards your programme of study, this is known as Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) and please refer to the section on Prior Learning. We encourage students of all ages and from all backgrounds to study with us and know that significant achievement can be obtained through work or private study.

Cardiff Met is committed to ensuring that everyone who has the determination, skills, and desire to access Higher Education should be able to do so. We use information provided on your application and additional data collected as part of the admissions process. This allows us to recognise an applicant’s achievement and potential to succeed in the context of background and experience. Information is considered as part of the decision-making process, or as part of the confirmation process when qualifications are achieved.

Offers made are based on the UCAS tariff for the majority of courses and entry requirements can contain a range of offers to accommodate both contextualised admissions and differences in achievement, experiences and skills achieved. Motivation and potential is also considered for some courses through interview or assessment of a portfolio or written materials.

Differences can occur between entry qualifications, qualifications advertised for entry and what is accepted for entry to Cardiff Met. This is due to a number of factors including contextualised indicators, overall national standard of achievement within qualifications and relevance to course, target numbers for courses and demand, extenuating circumstances, employment undertaken as well as work experience and volunteer work, professional (industry related) qualifications achieved, sporting achievements, demonstration of skills/achievements, e.g., portfolio and accreditation of prior learning.

Further information on entry requirements is within Cardiff Met’s Admissions Policy and contextualised information can be obtained from Cardiff Met’s Contextualised Admissions Policy​.

Understanding Your Offer

You can view the conditions of your offer on your offer letter sent to you from Cardiff Met. 

If your offer is Conditional on your current studies, i.e. you are currently undertaking A Levels, BTECs, Access, etc., Admissions should receive these automatically in the summer, provided your School or College have notified UCAS. Previously completed qualifications, such as GCSEs need to be scanned and emailed to Admissions for verification to

If your offer is conditional on proof of qualifications only, you need to provide Admissions with all qualifications disclosed on your UCAS application. You can do this by scanning your certificates and emailing them to​​. Alternatively, you can drop them into one of our i-zone's:

  • i-zone Llandaff Campus Main Reception, Llandaff, 200 Western Avenue, CF5 2YB
  • i-zone Cyncoed Campus Main Reception, Cyncoed, Cyncoed Road, CF23 6XD
Although we accept photocopies of certificates, we may request the originals if these are not deemed sufficient. If you are sending in your statement of results rather than certificates, these documents MUST be signed and stamped by your School or College.

​If your programme requires DBS disclosure, this will also be a condition of your offer. You will be notified via email when and how you should complete this process once you have chosen Cardiff Met as your Firm choice. For further information and guidance on the DBS application process, please refer to

If you have chosen an NHS Bursary funded degree programme, you will be need to register online with NHS Wales through their BOSS (Bursary Online Support System), providing you have chosen Cardiff Met as your Firm choice.

If you have chosen a programme that requires Occupational Health Screening, this will be notified in your offer conditions, and once you have chosen us as your Firm choice, you will be sent the details electronically.

If you will be under the age of 18 when you arrive on campus, you will need to complete our Consent Form, as specified within your offer details. You can find more information on our Under 18 student policy and the relevant form for completion here

Offers for courses held at CAVC, Coleg Gwent or Bridgend

If you have been made an offer at one of our partner colleges - Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg Gwent or Bridgend College - you will need to be aware of the location of your course. These courses are based at the college itself rather than on Cardiff Met's main campus. We have listed the locations below for you with contact details if you have any queries. 

Bridgend College

LocationCourse Contact
​BSc (Hons) Social Work​Queens Road Campus (CF31 3UT)Jude Badmington-Fowler


Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC)

LocationCourse Contact
​Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching and Performance​Cardiff International Sports Campus, Leckwith (CF11 8AZ)​Kayley John
​Foundation Degree in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage​Cardiff International Sports Campus, Leckwith (​CF11 8AZ)​Wesley Sleat
​Foundation Degree in Contemporary Textile PracticeBarry Campus
Colcot Road​ (CF62 8YJ)
02920 250250
​Foundation Degree in Graphic Communication​Cardiff City Centre Campus
Dumballs Road (CF10 5FE)
02920 250250
​Foundation Degree in Product Design​Cardiff City Centre Campus
Dumballs Road (CF10 5FE)
02920 250250
​Foundation Degree in Ceramics​Barry Campus
Colcot Road (CF62 8YJ)
02920 250250

Coleg Gwent

Course Contact
HND in Toursim, Hospitatlity and Events Management
​Crosskeys Campus
Risca Road (NP11 7ZA)
01495 333 777
​HND in Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner status)
​Crosskeys Campus
Risca Road (NP11 7ZA)
01495 333 777
​Foundation Degree in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (SCRAM)
​Crosskeys Campus
Risca Road (NP11 7ZA)
01495 333 777


Once you have received an offer from Cardiff Met, and decided to accept the offer, we will need to see evidence of all qualifications listed on your application.  Further information on how to provide proof of qualifications can be found here.

We need to have verified all qualifications before the 31st August.  If we haven't been able to verify your qualifications, this may result in your place not being confirmed and could result in you not being able to collect your MetCard during Induction week.

Occupational Health Assessment: Screening & Immunisation

All applicants on the following programmes are required to complete an Occupational Health Questionnaire BEFORE THEY ENROL; attend an Occupational Health Screening appointment once on campus, as well as, potentially, participating in a mandatory Vaccination programme prior to any clinical placements, subject to the demands of their course:

Dental Technology BSc
Agreement to occupational health screening is required which will include immunisation to allow the undertaking of placements. Failure to meet this requirement will result in applicants being withdrawn from the programme.

Healthcare Science BSc
Agreement to occupational health screening is required which will include immunisation to allow the undertaking of placements. Failure to meet this requirement will result in applicants being withdrawn from the programme.

Human Nutrition and Dietetics BSc
Agreement to occupational health screening is required which will include immunisation to allow the undertaking of placements. Students who fail to meet occupational health requirements at screening stage will be withdrawn from the course.

Podiatry BSc
Please note, a mandatory requirement for students entering the programme will be that they agree to undertake occupational health screening and participate in a vaccination programme. This is a Health and Safety requirement to ensure student safety in the clinical placement setting.

Speech and Language Therapy BSc
Agreement to occupational health screening is required which will include immunisation to allow the undertaking of placements.

Applicants will be sent further information on how to complete and return the Occupational Health Questionnaire once they have replied Firm.  Details of the initial Screening appointment and whether they are required to have vaccinations will be provided at the Screening appointment, once they are on campus.  

Please refer to for full details on Cardiff Met's Occupational Health Assessment programme

Any queries concerning the completion of the Occupational Health Questionnaire should be directed to Admissions at

Book Your Bed with Accommodation

Once you've received either an Unconditional or Conditional offer from us, and from April onwards, you can apply for a place in Halls using the online application process. Please refer to for more information. Accommodation is guaranteed for those who apply before the end of May. 


If you have indicated a disability on your application, or you wish to speak to someone about support during your studies, please contact our Disability Service on Tel. 029 2041 6170 or email

Care Leavers

Cardiff Met students who meet criteria, are guaranteed year round accommodation in University-owned halls for the duration of the course, a bursary, as well as student services and mentor support.  For more information please refer to the following:

Applying For Student Finance & Cardiff Met Bursaries

If you are a Welsh student looking to apply for student finance, you will need to register with Student Finance Wales: It is recommended you apply by early May to make sure that you receive your first instalment ready for the start of term.​​​

If you are an English student looking to apply for student finance, please refer to the information on the website on the following link

If you are an EU student looking to apply for student finance to study at Cardiff Met, you will need to register with Student Finance through the website: It is recommended you apply by early May to make sure that you receive your first instalment ready for the start of term.

If you are an applicant from Northern Ireland looking to apply for student finance, please refer to the information on

If you are an applicant from Scotland looking to apply for student finance, please refer to the information on

For information on Cardiff Met Bursaries and Scholarships that may also be available to you, information is available on

NHS Bursaries

For information on NHS Bursaries, please click here.​

Confirmation Of Your Place At Cardiff Met

From July onwards, Admissions will start to receive BTEC results directly from UCAS. Providing your results have been received by Cardiff Met and you have met your offer conditions, we will confirm your place online for you.

Mid August, Admissions will receive the Access to HE Diploma results and A Level results directly from UCAS. Providing your results have been received by Cardiff Met and you have met your offer conditions, we will confirm your place through UCAS.

Unfortunately, Cardiff Met does experience a number of issues where not all results are not received, or there are discrepancies in achieved results, and in some cases delays of the full qualification being published. In these situations, you need to be contactable.

If your place is not confirmed by mid August, please contact us to find out why. This may be due to us not receiving your results, at which point you can send us evidence of your exam results. If you have not yet received your certificates, confirmation directly from your School or College will be sufficient, provided it is in the form of an official letter.

If you have not met the conditions of your offer and your place is still Conditional, please contact us to check we have received all of your results. Once we have all of your results, your application will be referred to the Programme Director to make a final decision on your application.

You will be sent your Student Joining Pack to be used in conjunction with our dedicated New Students website, where you will be able to download your joining information relating to Induction Week. Please make sure you read this information.

Remember, if you have not yet sent in evidence of your GCSEs, please do so before the start of the course.

Online Enrolment

You will be made enrolment ready when all offer conditions have been met and you will be sent an email with details of how to complete the process. More information can be found on

If you have any queries relating to online enrolment please contact or call 029 2020 5669.

If your place has been confirmed, but you have not been sent your enrolment details, this may be due to your pending DBS disclosure or Occupational Health Screening clearance.​

You should have enrolled prior to attending your Induction Week.

Changes & Discontinuation of Programmes

The University makes every effort to ensure that the information provided to applicants on programmes being offered is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, programmes of study are continually reviewed and there may well be some changes between the time of publication and the time the student starts the programme. The running of University programmes is also subject to minimum numbers, i.e. a certain number of students need to undertake the programme for it to be viable. Having a minimum number of students on a programme aims towards enriching the student experience.

Where changes are made or a programme is discontinued, applicants are informed of this as soon as possible via a letter, preferably before accepting the offer of a place, so that opportunity is given to consider an alternative programme at Cardiff Met or elsewhere.  If a decision to discontinue a programme is made after applicants have been offered a place, Admissions will make every effort to offer relevant alternatives and provide assistance to applicants to find that alternative choice.

For further information on changes to programmes, please refer to the disclaimer included in the Student Handbook ( which you will receive as part of your joining instructions in the Summer.  

Subject to Validation Programmes

All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.  Any changes made to a programme during the validation event will be communicated to you and updated on our course pages.​​

Terms & Conditions

It is important you understand the Terms and Conditions of your offer to make an informed decision.

Please visit our Terms and Conditions​ webpages for more information.