The FdSc Nursing Associate two-year course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course has been carefully co-designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes that will enable you to meet nursing proficiencies as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. These proficiencies are expected of nursing associates and will form the basis of your professional practice.
You will have the opportunity to engage in skills development and simulated learning allowing you to practice the skills required of a Nursing Associate. It will also enable you to identify where you need to focus your personal and professional development plans.
As you progress through the course, you will find that your work-based learning will inform your theoretical work and vice-versa. Your work-based learning will be managed by the University Work based Learning Team (WBLT) and academic team, to ensure that you will meet the work-based learning requirements for your course.
Your primary work-based placement will be in one of three health and/or care settings as detailed below:
Subject to approval
Preston (Campus code: U)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 48 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths or equivalent
Evidence of capacity for digital and technological literacy
Certificated evidence of completion of general education of 12 years
Successful performance at a values based selection event
Students with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and may be suitable to submit a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Claim.
Applicants who are not from the UK are required to have an English Language Qualification as per Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements.
All offers are subject to a successful values-based interview, satisfactory occupational health report and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate.
Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is based in the School of Nursing
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.