Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Courses

For all our courses we expect you to have:

  • a clear leading from God
  • a recommendation from your home or sending church
  • a reasonable level of spiritual and personal maturity
  • some experience of Christian service

These are in addition to the two A levels, or other, equivalent level 3 qualifications required to access our degree courses, and a minimum proficiency level in English language, which is equivalent to GCSE grade C in English language or English literature (or an overall IELTS score of 6.0, with 6 in each of reading and writing; contact us for more details of other equivalents).

No Paper Qualification?

Even if you do not currently hold normal entrance qualifications for a College Course, this should not stop you from talking to us about applying. There are still two options available to you:

  1. The ‘AP[E]L’ (Accreditation of Prior [Experiential] Learning) route, where your work and other life experience is taken into consideration.
  2. Students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications to gain direct access to the three year degree programme may apply to do the Moorlands Foundation Year followed by the three year degree programme, thus undertaking a four year degree programme which is recognised by the DFES for statutory funding.

Age at Entry

You are welcome to apply for our degree courses from the age of 18 years, however many of our applicants choose to take a gap year in order to gain some life experience before commencing their studies. Older students are also encouraged to apply, we have always valued the richness of a wide range of ages all studying together, enhancing the students learning experience.

Placement Based Students

If you are applying for the placement based mode of study, we normally require you to have a placement in mind before you apply. However, the College will endeavour to assist you in making appropriate contacts if necessary.

Applying From Abroad

We are currently unable to sponsor students who require Tier-4 visas. This means that we are only able to accept applicants who are citizens of European Economic Area (EEA) countries, or who have either permanent or indefinite leave to remain in the UK.


Postgraduate Courses

Our admission policy encourages a variety of appropriate routes. For admission to a postgraduate course, you will need to show evidence of:

  • Capacity to benefit from the study of practice, as part of your continuing professional or vocational development. You will normally have at least two relevant years of experience, and you will be engaged in practice while you undertake the course.
  • Commitment to Christian life and service, to not only gain qualifications but to continue to strive to go deeper and become more passionate in your walk with God.
  • Sufficient academic ability: you are normally expected to have a British degree in a theological field.

We realise that some people who will be interested in these courses won’t have a degree in theology, perhaps not a degree at all, but will have years of experience of Christian life and service. You will need a basic theological grounding to undertake the course successfully, but that can come from personal study and life experience as well as through formal qualification. Further details of the entrance requirements are available from the College.


Foundation Year Studies

These are in addition to the required 5 GCSE’s (including English), at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications at level 2.

No Paper Qualification?

If you do not currently hold normal entrance qualifications for this course, this should not stop you from talking to us about applying. The ‘AP[E]L’ (Accreditation of Prior [Experiential] Learning) route, where your work and other life experience is taken into consideration, may also be open to you. Alternatively, we may be able to offer you advice on how to gain appropriate skills or qualifications, in order for you to study with us.