Entry requirements for Distance Programmes at the University of Cape Coast UCC 2019/2020 Academic Year

All applicants are to check the entry requirements for the various distance programmmes before applying for admission. Below are the entry requirements for all the distance programmes available for the 2019/2020 academic year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR THE PROGRAMMES 

EDUCATION PROGRAMMES – DIRECT ENTRY 

3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DECE) 
3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY EDUCATION (DPE) 
3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION (DJHSE) 

Applicants must possess any one of the following: 

  1. WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects. 
  2. SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects. 
  3. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects with grades not lower than D. In addition, applicants must possess Five (5) credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English. 
  4. Teacher’s Certificate A. 

3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 

Applicants must possess any one of the following: 

  1.  WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language, Integrated Science, Mathematics plus Elective Mathematics and any one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics and Chemistry. 
  2. SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Integrated Science, Mathematics plus Elective Mathematics and any one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics and Chemistry. 
  3. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) ‘A’ Level with Mathematics and any one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics and Chemistry with grades not lower than D. In addition, they must possess Five (5) credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English. 

3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 

Applicants must possess any one of the following: 

  1. WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Integrated Science, Mathematics plus 2 elective science subjects. 
  2. SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Integrated Science, Mathematics plus 2 elective science subjects. 
  3. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) science subjects with grades not lower than D. In addition, they must possess Five (5) credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English. 

2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN BASIC EDUCATION (BBE) 

Applicants must possess Diploma in Basic Education/Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education/Diploma in Early Childhood Education awarded by UCC or any recognized institution

2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (BEP) 

Applicants must possess Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education/ Diploma in Basic Education / Diploma in Early Childhood Education awarded by UCC or any recognized institution

2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS (BEF) 

Applicants must possess Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education/ Diploma in Basic Education / Diploma in Early Childhood Education awarded by UCC or any recognized institution

2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (BME) 

Applicants must possess Diploma in Mathematics Education from UCC or its equivalent from any recognized tertiary institution but NOT Diploma in Basic Education. 

2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (BSE) 

Applicants must possess Diploma in Science Education from UCC or its equivalent from any recognized tertiary institution but NOT Diploma in Basic Education. 

3-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN BASIC EDUCATION (3PDE) 

Applicants must be holders of Specialist Certificates in Education and Diploma in subjects other than Education. 

3-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3BEP) 

Applicants must be holders of Specialist Certificates in Education and Diploma in subjects other than Education. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN ACCOUNTING 

(B.ED. ACCOUNTING) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in Accounting and any other two subjects in the following: Business Management, Economics, Elective Mathematics and Principles of Cost Accounting. 

 5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT 

(B.ED. MANAGEMENT) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in Business Management and any other two subjects in the following: Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics and Principles of Cost Accounting. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN SOCIAL STUDIES 

(B.ED. SOCIAL STUDIES) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in Geography and Economics; and any other one pass grade in the following subject: History, Literature in English, French, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education and any of the Ghanaian Languages. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN ARTS (B.ED. ARTS) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in any three of the following subject: History, Literature in English, French, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education and any of the Ghanaian Languages. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN ARTS (B.ED. ARTS) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in any three of the following subject: History, Literature in English, French, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education and any of the Ghanaian Languages. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (B.ED. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in any three elective subjects. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN PRIMARY EDUCATION (B.ED. PRIMARY EDUCATION) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in any three elective subjects. 

5-YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION (B.ED. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION) 

Applicants must have a minimum pass grade (i.e. A1-C6) in English Language, Core Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science. Applicants are also required to have a minimum pass grade of (C6) in any three elective subjects. 

BUSINESS PROGRAMMES – DIRECT ENTRY 

3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE (ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE OPTION) 

Applicants must possess any one of the following (from I-VIII) 

  1. Professional Accountancy Certificate with a minimum of Part 1 of: 
    1. Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), 
    2. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 
    3. Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, 
    4. Institute of Bankers, 
    5. Ghana Accounting Technicians Examination (GAT) and Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA). In addition to the above, applicants should possess passes in Mathematics and English. 
  2. WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects including Accounting or strong mathematics – related elective. 
  3. SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects including Accounting or strong mathematics – related elective. 
  4. General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) and RSA Stage II with at least grade D in 5 subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language and Mathematics. 
  5. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) and RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better. In addition applicants must possess passes in English and Mathematics with grades C6 in WASSCE, D in SSCE or credit (6) at ‘O’ Level or better. 
  6. London Chamber of Commerce (Intermediate) with three passes in subjects including Financial Accounting, Economics and Management. In addition applicants must possess passes in English and Mathematics with grades C6 in WASSCE, D in SSCE or credit (6) at ‘O’ Level or better. 
  7. G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with a minimum of 5 credits in 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Financial Accounting. 
  8. G.C.E. ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects including Accounting with grade not lower than D. In addition, they must possess credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English. 

3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE (MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS) 

  1. The entry requirements are the same as that of Diploma in Commerce (Accounting and Finance) above except that the subjects should include Commerce, Office Administration/ Practice Business Management and other related disciplines. 
  2. Holders of Private Secretary Certificates may also apply 

2-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (ACCOUNTING) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Commerce 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Entrepreneurship & Finance 
  4. Final Certificate in Ghana Accounting Technician Examination (GAT)/ Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA) 
  5. Part II of Professional Accountancy Examinations (ACCA, CIMA) from recognized Examination Body. 
  6. ICA part II or 2B in the old system or ICA part III in the new system from recognized Examination Body 

2-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (FINANCE) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Commerce 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering and Statistics (With At Least Second Class Lower Or Better) 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Entrepreneurship & Finance 
  5. Final Certificate in Ghana Accounting Technician Examination (GAT)/ Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA) 
  6. Part II of Professional Accountancy Examinations (ACCA, CIMA) from recognized Examination Body. 
  7. ICA part II or 2B in the old system or ICA part III in the new system from recognized Examination Body 

2-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (MANAGEMENT) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Management Studies 
  2. Diploma in Commerce 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Supply Chain Management 
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies 
  6. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management 

2-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Management Studies 
  2. Diploma in Commerce 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Supply Chain Management 
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management 
  6. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies 
  7. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management 

2-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (MARKETING) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Commerce 
  2. Diploma in Management Studies 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply and Supply Chain Management 
  6. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies 
  7. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management 

2-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Commerce 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply 
  3. Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply from Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) 
  4. Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) 
  5. Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management from the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) and FIATA 
  6. International Advanced Diploma Logistics and Transport from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 

3-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (ACCOUNTING) 

The three-year structure for accounting programme is designed for candidates with little or no background in accounting at the Diploma level. These include, but not limited to: 

  1.  Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing 
  2.  Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Supply Chain Management 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism Management 
  5. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies 
  6. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management 
  7. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Statistics and Engineering (With Third Class and Pass) 
  8.  Diploma in Management Studies 
  9.  Diploma in Business Studies applicants must possess four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1- C6) / SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics. 
  10. Any other qualification equivalent to Diploma from a related discipline 

3-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (FINANCE) 

The three-year structure for finance programme is designed for candidates with little or no background in finance at the Diploma level. These include, but not limited to: 

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Supply Chain Management 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism Management 
  5. HND Statistics and Engineering (With Third Class and Pass) 
  6. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies 
  7. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management 
  8. Diploma in Management Studies 
  9. Diploma in Business Studies applicants must possess four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1- C6) / SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics. 
  10. Any other relevant qualification equivalent to a Diploma in a related discipline. 

3-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (MANAGEMENT) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme; 

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism & Hospitality Management. 
  3. Diploma in Business Studies applicants must possess four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1- C6) / SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics. 
  4. Any other quantitative equivalent to Diploma from a related discipline 

3-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT) 

The three-year structure for B.Com (Human Resource Management) programme is designed for applicants with little or no background in general management but hold a diploma in a related field or discipline. They include but not limited to: 

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Supply Chain Management 
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism & Hospitality Management. 
  5. Diploma in Commerce 
  6. Diploma in Business Studies applicants must possess four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1-C6) / SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics. 
  7. Any other qualification equivalent to a Diploma in a related discipline. 

3-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (MARKETING) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme; 

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism & Hospitality Management. 
  2. Diploma in Commerce 
  3. Diploma in Business Studies applicants must possess four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1- C6) / SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics. 
  4. Any other quantitative equivalent to Diploma from a related discipline 

3-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT) 

Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme; 

  1. Diploma in Commerce 
  2. Diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) 
  3. Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) 
  4. Diploma in International Freight Forwarding from the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) and FIATA 
  5. Diploma Logistics and Transport from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 
  6. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing 
  7. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management 
  8. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies 
  9. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management 
  10. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy 
  11. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism & Hospitality Management 
  12. Diploma in Business Studies in addition to Four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1- C6)/SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics 
  13. Any other qualification equivalent to a Diploma in a related discipline 

ENTRY BY MATURE CANDIDATES’ EXAMINATION: 

Applicants who do not meet the specified requirements for Direct Entry into the above programmes can gain admission to the programme when they pass a Mature Entrance 

Examination (MEE) to be organized between 13thFebruary 2019 to 5th May 2019 (Saturdays and Sundays only) and 20thApril 2019 to 5th May 2019 (Stay-In mode) at selected Study Centres throughout the country. Applicants can choose the weekend mode or the Stay-In mode. 

Applicants seeking admission as Mature Candidates must have any one of the following: 

  1. Minimum of WASSCE/SSSCE (i.e D7, E8 or E) or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level Certificate 
  2. NVTI Certificate 
  3. Holders of NABPTEX Certificate or Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) Certificate awarded by the Technical Examination Unit of GES. 
  4. Applicants should have a background in the preferred programme. 
  5. Applicants should be at least 25 years old by 30th April, 2019. Applicants should attach copies of birth certificates that are at least five years old at the time of the application. 

NB. Applicants who do not have credit passes in English and Mathematics at either WASSCE/SSSCE or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level would be required to register for and pass special examinations in those subjects. 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION 

Main Papers 

The main examinations for candidates will comprise; 

  1. General Paper 
  2. Aptitude Test 

Special Papers 

Special examinations in Mathematics and English Language for candidates who do not have credit passes at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level (grade 6 or better) or WASSCE/SSSCE (grade C6/D or better). 

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