Edexcel Programmes – Admission Requirements

Western International College (WINC) FZE accepts applications for full and substantial part time courses on the basis outlined in the College policy. This document support the admissions policy by defining the admissions criteria for entry to courses offered from 1st September 2013 until 31st August 2014. The College reserves the right to alter admissions criteria for entry up to the point of confirmation of results and enrolment.
Admissions Criteria

The College may use any information pertaining to the applicant’s skills, capability, competence or attributes, which is publicly available or presented to the College as part of the application process, to make an informed, objective and professional decision on the applicant’s ability and likelihood of the applicant to complete the programme successfully.

The College will advise applicants on their likelihood of achievement based on the evidence available and indicate what evidence they have used in order to reach such a decision. The College will always seek to offer alternative provision at a more suitable level or vocational area if such options are available.

Courses at WINC are delivered using the English language and as such, all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have a satisfactory level of fluency in English. The College reserves the right to refer any applicant to appropriate English Language classes until their level of fluency in written and spoken English is sufficient to allow participation in other areas of study.

Any offer is conditional on:
Sufficient resources to operate the programme
Authority from the appropriate awarding body to offer the programme
Sufficient applicant numbers to ensure the viability of the programme
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
For applicants who are at least 16 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course and who have recently been in education to Grade 10 or 11, they must have one of the following:
Entry requirements:
Five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to include: -Science, Mathematics, English First Diploma at merit plus 1 GCSE at Grade C or above or essential skills Level 2 Mature applicants – Each application considered on individual merit. Entry may be subject to interview
Or
Students graduating with Grade 10 & 11 qualifications or its equivalent from IB/ Indian/ Pakistan/ Bangladesh/ American/ Sri Lankan/ Egypt/ UAE National Curriculum Secondary School systems can apply and their qualifications would be reviewed and the approximate eligibility criteria would be applied in reviewing these applications.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate that they wish to undertake a higher education course and must be able to communicate which subject they wish to undertake this in.
BTEC Level 4 & 5 Higher National Certificate and Diplomas
The over-riding consideration in admitting applicants to the course, is evidence that the learner is likely to be able to complete the course satisfactorily.

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course.
Applicants must:
Have evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language (minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent) and numeracy (minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent) is required for Higher Education courses. b. Applicants should normally have obtained a minimum of 120 UCAS points or equivalent achieved through the completion of A Levels, Access or other alternative approved qualifications.

Students graduating with Grade 12 qualifications or its equivalent from IB/ Indian/ Pakistan/ Bangladesh/ American/ Sri Lankan/ Egypt/ UAE National Curriculum Higher Secondary School systems can apply and their qualifications would be reviewed and the approximate eligibility criteria would be applied in reviewing these applications

The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the minimum admissions benchmark where demand exceeds the number of available places. In addition, where places remain available the College reserves the right to offer places to candidates with a profile less than the suggested admissions benchmark.

Applicants may be granted entry even if they have not satisfied the requirements above, provided they can provide evidence of their ability to study at the required level and/ or evidence of significant relevant industrial experience and an interest in relation to the subject area.