We have a friendly and experienced team who will work with you and your lecturers to help you to reach your full potential and achieve your career aspirations. The staff within the Learner Support Service act as a contact for current and prospective disabled students. The role of Learner Support Service staff is to provide information, advice and support to students about the reasonable adjustments that are available to them, within University Centre St Helens.

Learner Support staff have links with academic colleagues and other central services such as the libraries, to raise awareness of disability issues and to ensure that appropriate support is available. The staff are also available to support students with applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

For students who already have a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) report, this is shared with our Disability Officer, to ensure that the recommendations for reasonable adjustments can be made as required. 

For further information please contact Anne Ignatius, Disability Officer (HE) on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


University Centre St Helens welcomes applicants with a wide range of qualifications and/or experience, with each application assessed on its own merit. For full details, please see the Student Admissions Policy available at uc.sthelens.ac.uk

General Entry Requirements

We accept a range of qualifications for entry onto the degrees outlined in this prospectus. Typically, these include A levels, BTEC, International/European/Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate, Access to Higher Education Diploma, NVQ Level 3 (alongside other recognised qualifications), Advanced Diploma and Open
University credits.

Entry requirements are typically expressed in the form of UCAS tariff points, further information is available on page 157 and via UCAS at UCAS.com 

Accredited Prior Learning

We also welcome applications from those who wish to return to study after a period out of education and recognise that applicants come from a variety of ages, backgrounds and experience. Offers of a place, on most of our degree courses, will not be based solely upon academic qualifications alone and related skills gained in the workplace will also be considered. The final decision, in terms of acceptance onto a degree, will lie with the Programme Leader.

Disclosure and Barring Service

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (formally CRB) assist organisations in assessing a candidate’s suitability for a role where the candidate will come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. As a result, some of the degrees advertised in this prospectus will require applicants to undertake a DBS check. In the event of a disclosure, the disclosure must be discussed with the Programme Leader prior to entry onto the degree. The Programme Leader will then provide advice relating to placement and future employment criteria within that particular subject area.

Closing Date

For most of our degree courses, the initial closing date for receipt of applications to UCAS is 15th January 2019. 

University Centre St Helens will, however, consider applications made after this closing date but cannot guarantee that places will still be available.