Interview information

The University is not conducting any face to face interviews at present. Alternative arrangements, where applicable, are currently being decided by the individual programme teams. Please do not attend the University campuses for an interview.

If you have been invited to an interview, you will shortly receive an email with the next steps.

FdSc Assistant Practitioner interview information

Your interview experience is an exciting opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for the course you are applying for.

The selection process will last approximately half a day and will include:

  • identification/document check
  • a presentation by academic staff 
  • a group-work exercise 
  • an individual interview

What to bring with you on the day

The ORIGINAL of the following documents:

  • Photographic identification (driving licence or passport) 
  • Passport sized photograph

Important: We will not be able to interview you if you do not bring your photographic identification.

Evidence of your qualifications:

  • Level 2 English qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills English, Key Skills Level 2 Communication or equivalent)
  • Level 2 Maths qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills Maths, Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number (Numeracy) or equivalent)
  • 64-80 UCAS points which can be achieved through level 3 qualifications including Access to Higher Education or Access to Nursing, A Levels, T Levels or BTEC
  • Health or care experience to demonstrate an insight into the professional values and behaviours associated with health and care environments
  • Applicants must complete an occupational health assessment and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the selection process and any offer made will be subject to these

Making an impression

Remember you are attending an interview for a place on a professional programme and should dress in a manner that is appropriate to the course which you are applying for.

What happens if I am unable to attend my interview?

If you are unable to make your interview date for whatever reason or if you would like to withdraw your application with us, you can request to do this by completing our short form.

If you have any questions about interviews, please feel free to contact us:

T: +44 (0)1332 591167

Any special requirements?

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments, particularly if you have any disability or special needs, to help us to assist you in the interview process, eg any access or communication issues.

Is the interview day compulsory?

Yes. You will need to attend the interview before we can make you an offer on the programme.

What happens if I am running late on the day?

We know that delays are sometimes unavoidable so, if you are running late on the day, please contact us as soon as you are able to and let us know your estimated arrival time. If necessary, we can tell you any alternate arrangements for your interview. In some instances, if you expect to be significantly late, we may suggest you book for a different date.

Can I visit the halls/campus?

Come onto a campus tour and get a real feel for life here. You will have an opportunity to look around, see our facilities and chat to current students and staff. If you are unable to visit the university in person, you can chat online to our students, visit To book your campus tour or to find out more visit:

You can also take a Virtual Tour of our campuses and halls of residence.

And finally…

Should you have any questions, or if you require any reasonable adjustments to attend the interview, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone: +44 (0)1332 591167 or email: