Entry Requirements

Professional and Short Courses

The following minimum admission requirements are compulsory for Candidates wishing to apply for professional and short courses at PentVars.

Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)

Category A: Applicants below 27 years

 Passes in SSCE or GCE 'O' level English and Mathematics or its equivalent.

 Category B: Applicants at 27 years or above

Applicants must have two (2) years relevant work experience and must pass an interview conducted by the college.

 Association of Business Executives, UK (ABE) 

Diploma 4 (Certificate) Level

  • Applicant should have passed SSSCE/WASSSCE.
  • Applicants with minimal qualification and working experience can also apply.

Higher Diploma 5A (Diploma I)

  • Applicants must have passed the ABE Certificate Level.
  • Alternatively, applicants must have passed at GBCE/RSA III/LCC III/DBS/ Technician Part III or any certificate equivalent to three "A" level passes.

Higher Diploma 5B (Diploma II)

All entrants must have passed Diploma I of any ABE programme.

Graduate Diploma 6 (Advanced Diploma)

The advanced Diploma is equivalent to a University degree. The requirement to this stage is mainly based on the following:

  • BTEC, HND, or ABE Diploma II, ICA/ACCA II, CIM Diploma, CIPS Diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants who have GCE 'A' Level passes and working experience at the managerial level will be admitted.

Postgraduate Diploma 7

  • Holders of the ABE Advanced Diploma in Business management
  • Holders of ABE advanced Diploma in another programme
  • Degree holders in related subject areas.
  • Holders of other internationally recognized relevant qualification at NQF level 6
  • Applicants with five years relevant senior management work experience

Degree Programmes

Applicants for any of the degree programmes of study at PUC are required to have one of the following minimum entry requirements.

SSSCE Holders

Six (6) passes including:

  • Core English,
  • Core Mathematics
  • and either Integrated Science
  • or Social Studies
  • and three (3) Electives in relevant subjects

Applicants should have an aggregate score of 6 – 24 in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

WASSSCE Holders

Six (6) Credits including:

  • Core English,
  • Core Mathematics
  • and either Integrated Science or Social Studies
  • and three (3) Electives in relevant subjects

Applicants should have an aggregate score of 6 – 36 in the WASSCE as interpreted below:

grades

Both SSSCE and WASSSCE Holders

Candidates with a combination of the two grading systems shall be treated on case-by-case basis.

 

‘A’ Level Holders

Five (5) Credit passes in GCE ‘O’ Level Examination, including:

  • English Language
  • and Mathematics
  • and Three (3) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects.
  • A pass in the General paper is required.
Mature Applicants

Must be at least 27 years old and above at the time of submitting the application, must have at least five years relevant work experience and must pass a written examination and an interview conducted by the College for mature students.

Please click here for details on the Matured Entrants Examination.

Other Certificate Holders

Holders of:

  • City and Guilds
  • Senior Stenography certificate
  • Private Secretary
  • and any other Certificates in related subject deemed equivalent to the above mentioned certificates can also apply to be considered on merit
Diploma and Professional Certificate Holders

Holders of:

  • HND in related subjects
  • ABE Certificate or higher qualification with CREDIT scores in English and Mathematics
  • ICA part 1  or higher qualification
  • CIM Certificate or higher qualification
  • CA part 1  or higher qualification
  • ICSA part 1 or higher qualification
  • RSA part III
  • LCCI part III
  • CII
  • City and Guilds part III.
  • WAEC Commercial Diploma and any other Diploma
  • or Certificate in related subject area, which the University deems equivalent to the above mentioned certificates, can also apply.

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