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We want your application journey to be as smooth as possible. Here you’ll find information on how and when to apply for our courses. Please click here to view our Admission Policy.

To find out how to apply for your chosen course or to learn about student finance, please click on the relevant drop down below.

 

Available Courses:

  • FDSC ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR & WELFARE

    About the Course

    Please apply online for the FdSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare via the national admissions service, UCAS, where you can choose to apply for up to five courses in total, including more than one course at the same institution.

    The main application window for admission in September 2018 is between 1 September and 15 January. If you miss the 15 January deadline, you may be able to apply for a course after this deadline as a new applicant.

    If you applied by 15 January and have no offers, you may able make additional applications via UCAS Extra from 25 February 2018 until 4 July 2018.

    We are happy to consider late applications via UCAS until 4 July 2018 but we do, however, recommend early application as the number of places we are able to offer each year is limited.

    After 4th July 2018, please contact the College on 01628 827567 to check if places are still available as all applications received after 4th July are entered into Clearing.

    You’ll find a full timetable of Key Dates on the UCAS site along with a number of Useful Videos about how to best complete your UCAS application.

    UCAS codes

    When you fill in your application you will need our institution code ; this is B42. The College does not have a campus code.

    You will also need to add the relevant course code to your application, these appear in a drop down box during the application process.

    The course code for the FdSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare at BCA is D329

    What Happens Next

    On receipt of an application for a programme of study, the HE Registrar/Admissions Manager will liaise with the relevant programme leader(s) to arrange an interview date. Applicants are invited via email to attend an interview either at the College or by telephone/Skype or other similar platform.

    During the interview students will be asked direct questions to ensure the course programme is suitable for them and, those attending interview at the College will be a given campus facility tour. Interviewees may be asked to complete a short formative assessment either onsite during the interview or via an online portal within a given time-frame.

    Following interview the programme team will consult with the HE Registrar/Admissions Manager to determine an appropriate offer or decline where an applicant has been unsuccessful. The HE Registrar/Admissions Manager is responsible for notifying all applicants via UCAS of the outcome of their application and interview.

    Entry Requirements

    All applicants must be 18 years or above and should hold GCSEs at grade C (pre 2017) / Level 4 (from 2017) or above in science, maths and English language PLUS 2 x A-levels in relevant subjects OR 4 x AS levels in relevant subjects OR L3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management achieved at MMM minimum.

    We actively encourage applications from mature students (21+) where accreditation of prior learning is assessed and/or relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications to determine suitability for the course.

    Course Duration

    Two years (full time)

  • BSC (HONS) VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY

    About the Course

    You can apply online for the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy via the national admissions service, UCAS, where you can choose to apply for up to five courses in total, including more than one course at the same institution.

    The main application window for admission in September 2018 is between 1 September and 15 January. If you miss the 15 January deadline, you may be able to apply for a course after this deadline as a new applicant.

    If you applied by 15 January and have no offers, you may able make additional applications via UCAS Extra from 25 February 2018 until 4 July 2018.

    We are happy to consider late applications via UCAS until 4 July 2018 but we do, however, recommend early application as the number of places we are able to offer each year is limited.

    After 4th July 2018, please contact the College on 01628 827567 to check if places are still available as all applications received after 4th July are entered into Clearing.

    You’ll find a full timetable of Key Dates on the UCAS site along with a number of Useful Videos about how to best complete your UCAS application.

    UCAS codes

    When you fill in your application you will need our institution code; this is B42. The College does not have a campus code. You will also need to add the relevant course code to your application, these appear in a drop down box during the application process.

    The course code for the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy at BCA is 242W

    What Happens Next

    On receipt of an application for a programme of study, the HE Registrar/Admissions Manager will liaise with the relevant programme leader(s) to arrange an interview date. Applicants are invited via email to attend an interview either at the College or by telephone/Skype or other similar platform.

    During the interview students will be asked direct questions to ensure the course programme is suitable for them and, those attending interview at the College will be a given campus facility tour. Interviewees may be asked to complete a short formative assessment either onsite during the interview or via an online portal within a given time-frame.

    Following interview the programme team will consult with the HE Registrar/Admissions Manager to determine an appropriate offer or decline where an applicant has been unsuccessful. The HE Registrar/Admissions Manager is responsible for notifying all applicants via UCAS of the outcome of their application and interview.

    Entry Requirements

    All applicants must be 18 years or above and should hold Five GCSE at A*- C to include English, Mathematics and Science PLUS 2 x A-levels in relevant subjects or 4 x AS levels in relevant subjects OR L3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management achieved at MMM minimum.

    We actively encourage applications from mature students (21+) where accreditation of prior learning is assessed and/or relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications to determine suitability for the course.

    Course Duration

    Three years (full-time)

  • FDED CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

    About the Course

    This work-based learning course is delivered by BCA on behalf of the University of Reading. Your initial application should me made online via the BCA website and we are happy to consider applications until 1st September 2018 but we do, however, recommend application before this date.

    What Happens Next

    On receipt of an application for a programme of study, the HE Registrar/Admissions Manager will liaise with the programme leader to arrange an interview date. Applicants are invited via email to attend an interview at the College.

    During the interview students will be asked direct questions to ensure the course programme is suitable for them and, those attending interview at the College will be a given campus facility tour. Interviewees may be asked to complete a short formative assessment either onsite during the interview. At interview you will be asked to provide proof of identification and your qualifications to date.

    If you are successful at interview, you will be asked to submit a formal application via the UCAS website, for which guidance will be given. A formal offer from the University of Reading will then be made via the UCAS system.

    When completing the BCA HE application form, please make sure Higher Education is selected in the first drop down list, then chose the year in which you would like to commence your studies and finally ensuring that FdEd Children’s Development and Learning is selected in the third drop down list.

    Entry Requirements

    All applicants must be 18 years or above working at least 2.5 days a week in a relevant setting within the sector.

    Applicants are normally expected to have obtained:

    • English Language GCSE Grade C (or 4) or Level 2 equivalent
    • Maths GCSE Grade C (or 4) or Level 2 equivalent
    • NQF Level 3 qualification in a work-related area
    • At least two years’ experience of working directly with children within the Children’s Workforce, for example, in a registered early years setting or in a school as a teaching assistant (this may include voluntary work and/or a placement completed as part of a vocational qualification)

    Please note:

    Any candidate who does not fully meet the entry criteria (for example, who does not have maths GCSE, a vocational qualification, or the specified amount of full-time work experience but has significant part-time work placement and/or volunteering experience and is able to demonstrate their ability to produce written work to the required level) is invited to submit their application.

    All candidates will be invited for interview as part of the application process.

    Course Duration

    Two Years (full-time)

  • Student Finance

    About the Course

    Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans

    You may be able to borrow money to help pay for tuition fees and to help with your living costs. Click here for information on the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan for living costs for new full-time students.

    Disabled Students’ Allowances

    If you have a learning difficulty, health problem or disability it may be helpful for you to visit Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) find out if you are eligible.

    Student Finance England has also published A Guide to Disabled Students’ Allowances which is available for download here.

     

    Entry Requirements

    Choose the course you wish to apply for above for further application information and guidance.

    Course Duration

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