Students who want to study the Certificate in Prout Studies either full-time or part-time will need to demonstrate some core competencies at the time of enrolment. For example, a Bachelor Degree or equivalent, or work experience in various fields, will suffice.

Students who want to study any of the individual subjects that make up the course do not need to have a Bachelor Degree or to demonstrate a set of core competencies. However, such students may be required to complete some preliminary reading before they enrol in a particular subject of interest. The opportunity to study individual subjects also depends on the availability of places.

It is expected that all students will have the ability to write essays, to participate constructively in online discussions, to read and evaluate academic literature, and to undertake independent research.