Orthoptics with Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Our degrees with a foundation year offer a route into degree level study for mature students without standard entry qualifications. The foundation year of the programme provides students with non-standard entry qualifications and a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree-level study in the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to BMedSci Orthoptics. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. You will study within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed at degree-level study.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is designed specifically for mature learners who have been out of education for some time and haven’t previously accessed higher education

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dll/entry-requirements

Application codes

Course code:
B521
Institution code:
S18
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our courses are designed specifically for mature learners who have been out of education for some time and haven’t previously accessed higher education. The requirements for entry are different from those for students wishing to enter directly onto a degree programme elsewhere in the University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dll/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

You will be asked to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of the DLL selection process. The outcome of these tests will be used in admissions decisions.


English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

English language requirements for undergraduates

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/english-language


Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2025 entry have not been confirmed. Please use 2024-25 information as a guide.
Orthoptics with Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS