You don’t have to go far to get far. Applying for a University Level course at the University Centre Stockport has never been easier. Once you’ve chosen the right course for you and you are ready to start your path towards an exciting future, the next step of the journey is to apply. Here we’ll support you in navigating UCAS and the courses we offer.
If for any reason you cannot apply online to one of our University Level courses or need support navigating the UCAS portal please contact our Enrolment Enquiries team on 0161 296 5000.
Find a Course that's right for you
Choose from one of our exciting Higher Education courses at the University Centre using the Course Search. You can either search all our course offering or by department level. Each department page will have information on what opportunities await you by studying with them.
Apply Online with us or via UCAS
Once you've found a course that you're interested in, simple select 'Apply Now' on the course page and you'll be directed to complete the online application form. You can also apply via UCAS using the information below.
Enrol in September
Enrolment is the process we take to make you a fully-fledged University Centre student. We'll get in touch with you during summer with what you need to do to enrol. This may be online or in person, depending on your course.
UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Before you can start your application you will need to register with UCAS. When you register you’ll need to answer some basic questions about yourself. They’ll then give you a username and you’ll also be asked to create a password.
If for any reason you can’t apply online or via UCAS you can now fill out the application form on your computer and e-mail it back to us. E-mail all application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. The College is open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm for you to drop off your application in person if you wish to do so. You can also ask for support filling out your application at the college too. We have copies with us at our Main Reception.
Thinking of applying to a University Level course? We welcome applications from people with appropriate qualifications, prior work experience or a demonstrable interest and talent in a subject.
If you are unsure whether you have the right knowledge and skills to succeed on a university level programme, or the correct entry requirements, then please contact our careers advice team.
General entry requirements
GCSE in English Language & Maths
Grade C* / 4 or above (or equivalent O Level or numeric GCSE grades)
64 UCAS tariff points
From relevant Level 3 qualifications, such as two or more A Levels or an Extended National Diploma
NVQ Level 3
An appropriate NVQ at Level 3
Qualifications deemed equivalent to the above such as an Access to Higher Education Diploma
Some programmes require specific additional requirements; these are detailed on the individual course pages. If you do not currently have the required qualifications, please contact us and we can help.
Don’t worry – if you don’t have these qualifications, but can show you have relevant experience, skills, and aptitudes, you may still be considered. You may be able to meet the entry requirements in a different way.
You could get accreditation for life and work experience:
accreditation of prior learning (APL) is essentially credit awarded for wider learning, evidenced from self-directed study, work, or training
accreditation prior experiential learning (APEL) is an extension of APL that includes assessed learning gained from life and work experience
Access to Higher Education courses are designed for adults aged 19 and over without the necessary qualifications for entry to higher education. They prepare people for university-level study, meaning you can then go on to do a degree course. Some of the key things to know about Access courses are:
they are available in many different subjects, and widely recognised as ideal preparation for higher education for students who have been outside of formal education for some time, or have few qualifications from school
the course is designed to provide a good foundation in the knowledge and skills required for studying at university level, so students are confident and well prepared when they go on to higher education
Making the right choice for you
Where do you see yourself in five years? What do you want to become? What is your dream job? With a combination of course experts, career advisors and our Higher Education lecturing team we’re fully equipped to help you figure out what course is right for you when applying for a University Level course. To give you a push in the right direction you can find advice on this page.
At the University Centre Stockport we offer a wide range of programmes designed to prepare you for entry into higher education, with over 95% of our graduates receiving offers from their chosen higher education institute.
These diplomas can also improve your general education and are specifically designed to help you progress on to professional advanced training. If you need any career advice or support on how to apply before completing your application, please get in touch with our Advice and Guidance team 0161 296 5000. They’re ready and waiting to help.
Before starting at the University Centre Stockport;
Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
Course information sessions at open days and interview events that outlines career progression options.