Falmouth University UCAS

By | 12th June 2017

Falmouth University UCAS

What are UCAS points?

Those applying to undergraduate courses will use UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) to lodge their application. Qualifications carry certain UCAS points, as a way of establishing equivalencies. For example, grade A at A Level is equal to 120 UCAS points. A typical offer for entry to first year at Falmouth is between 260 and 300 UCAS points. To see how many UCAS points your qualification is worth, please see the UCAS Tariff. However, most of our courses will not consider UCAS points in isolation, they will also seek evidence of your creative ability and consider you or your own individual merit. If you are predicted to achieve grades which fall outside of this points range, please continue with your application and contact the Admissions team if you need any advice.

Entry Requirements

What is CATS?

The Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme (CATS) is a type of APL process that allows applicants who possess learning that is recognised and positioned within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) to apply for general or specific credit transfer.

What is APL?

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the formal recognition of prior learning and/or experience. We appreciate that not all prospective students meet the standard entry requirements for our courses but they may have achieved equivalent learning outcomes through other qualifications, self-directed study and/or professional experience. We have an APL Policy and Procedure in place to provide applicants with the opportunity to demonstrate how they may meet our entry criteria in other ways.

What do you mean by a Level 3 or a Level 6 qualification?

Levels of academic study in England, Northern Ireland and Wales are officially recognised through the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

How do my international qualifications compare to your entry requirements?

Levels of academic study in England, Northern Ireland and Wales are officially recognised through the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

What is APEL?

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is the process for an applicant to seek formal recognition of prior learning they have achieved through experience, such as professional or voluntary work, and/or self-directed study. It is not the experience itself that is assessed for formal recognition, instead, it is the learning gained from that experience that will be assessed against our standard entry requirements or the learning outcomes of the course you are applying to study.

What is APCL?

Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) is the process for an applicant to seek formal recognition of prior learning from qualifications they hold that are not recognised within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

What do I need to do if English is not my first language?

If English isn’t your first language we will require proof of your English proficiency, specifically an IELTS score of 5.5 for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 6.0 for an undergraduate degree and 6.5 for a postgraduate Masters. Due to the high academic level of research degrees, applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 7.0+ with a 7.0 in writing. All tests must have been taken within the last three years at the start of the course.

What are UCAS points?

Those applying to undergraduate courses will use UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) to lodge their application. Qualifications carry certain UCAS points, as a way of establishing equivalencies. For example, grade A at A Level is equal to 120 UCAS points. A typical offer for entry to first year at Falmouth is between 260 and 300 UCAS points.

Can I apply without formal qualifications?

Yes. However if you don’t have formal qualifications, you will be required to provide evidence of equivalent experience and you may be asked to complete some work to demonstrate your suitability for the course you’re applying to. Applicants without formal qualifications should apply using our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) process outlined below.

I’ve already got qualifications. Do I still need to submit samples of work?

Yes you will, if yours is a course that requires pre-interview work. As a creative arts institution, we are most interested in your creative ability and this cannot always be evidenced by qualifications alone.