Entry Requirements for 2019
John Ruskin College puts English and Maths at the heart of its curriculum as these are the skills that underpin learning and work. We’re keen to ensure that you achieve. We will assess your English and Maths skills levels to make sure we tailor your learning to what you need to be successful. This is not a test but it is vital to us understanding what we need to do to help you. We take your previous achievement to decide your next step/ challenge in English/ Maths. When you join us we use diagnostic assessment of your English and Maths Skills to plan individualised learning for you so that you can succeed in your new challenge. The results of this will be used to determine the appropriate level of course and the correct level of support that each person needs. Don’t worry! The assessment will be short and you do not have to prepare for it. It is all about getting to know you well and planning how to help you achieve each step.
To ensure clarity, we have included both the old and new grade boundaries.
Entry Requirements for Vocational Courses/ESOL Courses
To be enrolled on full time 16-18 Vocational Courses at John Ruskin College, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:
|To enrol on a Level 3 course||A minimum of English Language GCSE at grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) and Maths GCSE at grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) and any of the below (unless stated otherwise)
– 2 other GCSEs at grade 4/C (or above)
– Merit at Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma (or above)
– Merit at Level 2 VRQ Diploma
– Pass at Level 2 NVQ
|To enrol on a Level 2 course||A minimum of English Language GCSE at grade 3/D or above (or equivalent) and Maths GCSE at grade 3/D or above (or equivalent) and any of the below (unless stated otherwise)
– 2 other GCSEs at grade 3/D (or above)
– Merit at Level 1 BTEC Certificate (or above)
– Pass at Level 1 VRQ Diploma
– Pass at Level 1 NVQ
|To enrol on a Level 1 course||You must show through initial assessment that you are working towards English and Maths skills at Level 1. You will also need to demonstrate commitment, a good attendance record and a willingness to learn.|
|To enrol on ESOL Courses||You will need to demonstrate commitment and a willingness to learn and an awareness of the importance of an excellent attendance record. You will be placed on the right level of course through initial assessment and interview. You will progress to the next level if you already have an ESOL qualification.|
The NARIC database will be used at Enrolment to assess the equivalency of foreign qualifications of Applicants.