Eligibility requirements

International qualifications

Frontline welcomes applications from a diverse group of applicants and accepts many international qualifications providing they meet the programme eligibility criteria.

We will accept international qualifications providing they are confirmed as being equivalent to either GCSE grade C or Bachelors Degree (Honours) by the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills (UK ENIC) and grades obtained meet the minimum requirements set by our university partner. If you are unsure if your international qualification is considered equivalent to the academic criteria, we encourage you to liaise with UK ENIC before submitting your application as Frontline are unable to assess academic documents of applicants who have yet to submit an application


Frontline will accept official certificates/transcripts. Your documentation must show your full name, details of your final awarded classification and the date obtained. Letters from institutions and screenshots from student profiles will not be accepted. 

Certificates/transcripts provided provided must be the original certificates/transcripts and not translated versions. 

We highly encourage applicants to check their documentation before submitting an application as you will be unable to attend an assessment centre without this. Please note that failure to provide requested documentation within specified time frames may result in your application being withdrawn


I have translated copies of my qualifications but no longer have my original certificate/transcripts, can I just provide the translations?

We will require your official certificate/transcripts that were provided by the awarding institution. If you do not have these, you will need to obtain these before submitting your application. 

My international degree isn’t considered comparable to an undergraduate honours degree, but I have experience working with children, can I still apply?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from applicants who do not meet our eligibility criteria and we are unable to consider work experience in lieu of the academic qualifications. 

My UK university saw and accepted my international school qualifications for entry onto my degree programme. Can you accept a letter from my university as proof of me meeting the GCSE grade C criteria? 

Frontline are required to see your original qualification certificate/transcripts, we therefore cannot accept letters from universities or schools as proof of you meeting the academic criteria.  

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