A levels: BBB in a relevant subject or evidence of comparable qualifications or experience
If you do not have A levels or other formal qualifications, you must provide evidence of your ability to undertake study at this level, including a full CV.
All applicants will need to have attended an Introduction to Counselling course of at least 10 hours or have other comparable experience.
All applicants will need to submit two references specifically relating to your ability to undertake the course and, if relevant, refer to any experience of this subject. Download the reference form
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (including 6.0 in writing)
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE), which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English. Successful students can progress onto their chosen degree course without taking IELTS again.
We welcome students from all over the world and have a dedicated International Office that offers guidance and advice for international applicants.
At the University of Nottingham we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information in our guide for mature students.
View the alternative qualifications page for details.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.
Notes for applicants
We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the school and the University. When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required.
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have Higher Education credits from other institutions, you may be eligible to transfer them into this programme of study. If you do not have formal qualifications but have suitable employment experience (experiential learning), you may also be eligible for some credit exemption.
We have a positive approach to accrediting prior learning. However, we are unable to advise on the level of entry over the phone. Please supply photocopies of certificates with your application.
Successful applicants are invited to interview. We will discuss your goals as well as previous qualifications and experience to determine the best level of entry for you. Please be assured that we aim to help you meet your personal and professional goals via the shortest route possible.
Applications for consideration for remission under this scheme should be made at the time of application for admission and at least four weeks before the start of the course. All ROL applications for this programme are processed free of charge.