Students spend the first year of study here at Carmel College. You will benefit from small class sizes and a fantastic support network which results in extremely high standards of academic achievement. Click the course links below for further information including UCAS codes and route options for each of the courses we offer.

Foundation Programme for Human and Animal Health Professions

This innovative Foundation Year programme is designed for mature applicants who have typically been out of education for sometime or who have taken non-traditional qualifications. Guidance on the entry criteria for each pathway can be found on the University of Liverpool website using the links below.

This progamme allows progression onto the following pathways:

Medicine (UCAS Code: 789S)

Dentistry (UCAS Code: 0AAW)

Dental Therapy (UCAS Code: BAAW)

Veterinary Science (UCAS Code: 74JJ)

Allied Health Professions and Nursing:

Physiotherapy (UCAS Code: 4RAD)

Occupational Therapy (UCAS Code: 47OH)

Diagnostic Radiography (UCAS Code: 4ASC)

Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology (UCAS Code: 0W21)

Orthoptics (UCAS Code: P0HG)

Nursing (UCAS Code: Y4AS)

Male and female HE students wearing lab coats doing experiments at Carmel College

Further Information


We want our students to succeed and we understand that having a comfortable place to live is a big part of that.

The University of Liverpool accommodation consists of over 4500 student rooms in our popular student villages and city campus residences. Providing the perfect base for studying and enjoying everything the University and city have to offer. They are lively, friendly communities with great facilities ranging from cafés to libraries.

For more information please click the links below.

University of Liverpool Accommodation

University of Liverpool Open Days

Student Support

The foundation year at Carmel will prepare you for continuing your degree studies at the University of Liverpool. The small, intimate college environment here enables us to provide exceptional levels of support for you to achieve the academic and personal development required to be successful.

The programmes will allow you to gain the transferrable skills needed for university study including the ability to become an independent learner.

Academic Advisor

To support you through your first year of study, your academic advisor will be available to discuss any problems you may have, whether they be academic, personal or general. Your advisor may not always be able to solve the problem but will be able to find someone who can.

Friendly & Experienced Staff

The HE Team at Carmel are available to help you throughout your time with us.

Learning Facilities

Our campus offers some fantastic facilities to enable you to get the most out of your time here including a fully resourced library, a degree study centre, 9 modern science laboratories and excellent IT facilities.

Support For Specific Needs

As an inclusive college, we welcome applications from students with disabilities. Our facilities offer barrier-free access into and around the building. Students with any particular study support needs will have access to the support offered by the University of Liverpool’s Disability Advice and Guidance Team.

Click here to find out more about University of Liverpool Disability Support

HE Provision Inspection

In 2014 the Quality Assurance Agency carried out the Higher Education provision inspection at Carmel College. This included the BA Hons Graphic Design Degree with The University of Salford and, in addition, all the Year Zero provision of The University of Liverpool.

Dean of HE, Carmen Nunez, commented;

“The review was extremely rigorous and thorough so we are obviously delighted to receive such a positive report. At Carmel, we pride ourselves on doing the very best for all our students. Working closely with our university partners to prepare them for the next stage of their academic careers. We are pleased that the team recognised several examples of excellent practice, as well as providing some recommendations which will help us enhance our provision even further.”

View the Inspection Report here



Applications for the University of Liverpool Programmes  should be made through using the relevant Institution Code and Course Code for the course you are interested in.

Institution Code: L41 (There’s no separate campus code for the college)

Science and Engineering Course Codes:

  • Biological Sciences – C108
  • Chemical Sciences – F108
  • Computer Sciences – G408
  • Earth Sciences – F608
  • Engineering – H109
  • Geography – F808
  • Mathematical Sciences – G108
  • Physical Sciences – F308

Foundation to Human and Animal Health Professions Course Codes:

  • Medicine Pathway – 789S
  • Dentistry Pathway – 0AAW
  • Dental Therapy Pathway – BAAW
  • Veterinary Science Pathway -74JJ
  • Physiotherapy Pathway – 4RAD
  • Diagnostic Radiography Pathway – 4ASC
  • Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology Pathway – 0W21
  • Occupational Therapy Pathway – 47OH
  • Orthoptics Pathway – P0HG
  • Nursing Pathway – Y4AS

Contact Us

If you require any further information about the Foundation courses on offer at Carmel University Centre, please email

Dean of HE
Carmen Nunez
Tel: 01744 452224

Assistant Dean of HE (Pastoral and Administration)
Marie Kendrick
Tel: 01744 452213

HE Administrator
Karen Waller
Tel: 01744 452318