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Hello there,

Could someone please inform me about the requirements for applying to the optometry course at Cardiff University? Additionally, I would like to know if it is possible to apply with a foundation year.
Original post by Study-1
Hello there,

Could someone please inform me about the requirements for applying to the optometry course at Cardiff University? Additionally, I would like to know if it is possible to apply with a foundation year.

Cardiff offer both Optometry and Optometry with Preliminary Year. See the entry requirements section on this page and this page, respectively.
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Original post by DataVenia
Cardiff offer both Optometry and Optometry with Preliminary Year. See the entry requirements section on this page and this page, respectively.


Yeah , they said on their entry requirements that “Including a maximum of one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Physics”. However I do medical science, psychology and health social care and childcare a level so I am not sure if they consider medical science as same as a chem or bio a level
Original post by Study-1
Yeah , they said on their entry requirements that “Including a maximum of one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Physics”. However I do medical science, psychology and health social care and childcare a level so I am not sure if they consider medical science as same as a chem or bio a level

You're referring to the requirements for Optometry with Preliminary Year (MOptom). As you say, the requirements for this course are "a maximum of one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Physics." They don't say "similar to" or "like". They name four specific subjects. You don't have any of those subjects, so you meet this requirement.

What qualifications are your "medical science, psychology and health social care and childcare"? Are they actually A levels, or are they BTECs or similar? The only BTEC they say they accept is BTEC RQF Extended Diploma in Applied Science.
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Original post by DataVenia
You're referring to the requirements for Optometry with Preliminary Year (MOptom). As you say, the requirements for this course are "a maximum of one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Physics." They don't say "similar to" or "like". They name four specific subjects. You don't have any of those subjects, so you meet this requirement.
What qualifications are your "medical science, psychology and health social care and childcare"? Are they actually A levels, or are they BTECs or similar? The only BTEC they say they accept is BTEC RQF Extended Diploma in Applied Science.


All of them are A level
Original post by Study-1
All of them are A level

How strange. Ofqual's Register of Regulated Qualifications (here) lists no actual A level called "Medical Science" - only level 3 qualifications which are equivalent to an A level. Do you know which exam board offers this A level?
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Original post by DataVenia
How strange. Ofqual's Register of Regulated Qualifications (here) lists no actual A level called "Medical Science" - only level 3 qualifications which are equivalent to an A level. Do you know which exam board offers this A level?


WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate in
MEDICAL SCIENCE
Original post by Study-1
WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate in
MEDICAL SCIENCE

Thanks. That's not an A level. It's generally considered to be the equivalent of half an A level.

Are you perhaps in year one of a two year course, where you get the Applied Certificate initially, and then the Applied Diploma after the second year? If it's really the Applied Certificate you're doing (not the Applied Diploma) then you may have an issue.

Cardiff say here that, "We accept the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma graded A* to E for admission to all of our undergraduate degree programmes as equivalent to one A level at the same grade."

They make no mention of accepting the Applied Certificate. It'd be worth contacting their admissions team to check, prior to applying.
Original post by Study-1
All of them are A level

Health and Social care is not an A level
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Original post by DataVenia
Thanks. That's not an A level. It's generally considered to be the equivalent of half an A level.
Are you perhaps in year one of a two year course, where you get the Applied Certificate initially, and then the Applied Diploma after the second year? If it's really the Applied Certificate you're doing (not the Applied Diploma) then you may have an issue.
Cardiff say here that, "We accept the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma graded A* to E for admission to all of our undergraduate degree programmes as equivalent to one A level at the same grade."
They make no mention of accepting the Applied Certificate. It'd be worth contacting their admissions team to check, prior to applying.


Yeah , I did As level and I am gonna start A level next September
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Original post by Muttley79
Health and Social care is not an A level


No, its an A level
“WJEC GCE AS and A LEVEL in
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE,
AND CHILDCARE”
Original post by Study-1
Yeah , I did As level and I am gonna start A level next September

Hi there, in addition to DataVenia's suggestions, I'd say its a good idea to contact the admissions team to double check. You can do this by filling out a form on this page.

Hope that helps,

~ Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep
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Original post by CardiffUni Rep 2
Hi there, in addition to DataVenia's suggestions, I'd say its a good idea to contact the admissions team to double check. You can do this by filling out a form on this page.
Hope that helps,
~ Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep


Thank you so much
Sure, I will contact them.

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