Entry Requirements

Every Higher Education (HE) course will have its own specific entry requirements – please take a look at your chosen course for more details. All applicants will require an interview.

Whilst the majority of degree programmes require 56 UCAS points, other skills and training may be taken into account such as relevant employment experience.

If you are not sure if you have the qualifications required, please contact the HE office for advice.

For an explanation of UCAS tariff points, take a look at the UCAS website.

How to Apply

If you are applying to Petroc as well as other Higher Education institutions, please go to www.ucas.co.uk. You will need to enter the the institution code name ‘PETRO’, institution code ‘P51’ and the course code (listed under each course title in this guide).

Alternatively, if you are only applying for courses facilitated by Petroc, you can do so through our website, www.petroc.ac.uk.

NB: You will see two codes listed under each course. The first code (beginning HEB or HET) is the Petroc course code; the second code is the code you must use for applications via UCAS.


Please apply via the relevant course page.


Returning to Learning

Petroc has a long tradition of admitting students who are returning to study, and for this reason we do not set an upper age limit. We welcome the admission of non-traditional learners to the HE community and the diverse range of skills and experiences that you bring with you. Please contact the Higher Education Office as an interview will be required.

If you are a mature applicant who has completed some qualifications and can show the right level of skill or if you have not studied A-levels but possess a wealth of experience in your chosen field, you may benefit from studying on an Access to HE programme.

Access to HE is for learners who wish to take a university-level course, but lack the normal entrance requirements for HE. The courses are recognised by universities and other HE institutions as an alternative to standard A-level entry. The courses provide a broad programme of study that includes core modules and more specialist modules that will enable you to progress.