Birkenhead Sixth Form College is proud to work with the University of Liverpool to provide Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0) – a pre-degree course leading directly to a variety of vocational programmes at the University.

Completing Year 0 to a specified standard with Birkenhead Sixth Form College ensures automatic progression onto a University of Liverpool degree programme in one of the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Diagnostic Radiography*
  • Occupational Therapy*
  • Orthoptics*
  • Physiotherapy*
  • Radiotherapy*

(*collectively known as Allied Health Professions)

The Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0) runs from September. Students study full-time, four days per week at Birkenhead Sixth Form College.

Applications should be made through the University of Liverpool and UCAS. Follow the link below for more information:

Visit the University of Liverpool website for more information and the application process.

Click here to see the benefits of being a mature student outlined by the University of Liverpool.

There is no upper age limit to entry. The programme is targeted at mature students with appropriate workplace experience, or young people with a vocational, rather than A Level, qualification.

The Year 0 programme provides an excellent opportunity to adjust back in to full-time study and bridge the gap between your vocational experiences and the degree programme.

Please note that the Medicine & Dentistry pathways route is offered at Carmel College.  Please click here for further information.

If you have any further questions or queries, click here to email Amanda Hoey ( for more information.


See below for images from Class Workshops and Health & Well-being events organised by former Year 0 classes: