Learning at Work degree courses don't have standard entry requirements because we assess all applications individually. However, because the course is work based, you do need to be employed or self-employed in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role throughout your studies.

Undergraduate courses

Although it's possible to do an undergraduate degree with A levels (or equivalent qualifications), most undergraduate applicants on Learning at Work courses have some higher education experience (such as an HNC, HND or credits from a degree course or another qualification) and several years of work experience they can use as credit towards their degree. Experience in a position of responsibility is particularly valuable.

Postgraduate courses

You usually need a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) to do a postgraduate degree course. However, we may accept qualifications such as HNDs and Foundation degrees if you have several years of relevant post-qualification experience in responsible posts.

Typical applicants for postgraduate courses are usually working at a professional level.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can use previous qualifications and experience as credit towards your degree, meaning you can complete your degree in a shorter time. Find out how you can use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards your degree.

We recognise qualifications from many awarding bodies including: 

If you have a qualification from an awarding body above or from elsewhere, we will review you qualification and determine whether you will receive RPL. You may be allocated credits at level 4, 5, or 7, which will reduce the time and cost of completing your degree with us. 

Recognition of work-based and distance learning courses 

We recommend checking that our courses are recognised by the relevant governmental authority if you are an international applicant or seeking to work overseas before you apply. 

We are currently unable to offer our courses to applicants who are nationals of, or who live in, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. 

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