Please note that this qualification is not currently available in Wales.
The University offers this practice-based qualification in association with partnering employers who undertake significant preparation in order to be able to support you. So before you consider an application, you will need to discuss the opportunity with your employer.
Following a selection process, shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in order to meet the requirement of the programme for a face-to-face element to be included in recruitment processes and the broader ‘Values Based Recruitment’ approach required by Health Education England. In addition, the interview will assess the alignment of your personal values with those set out in the following documents:
You will need to produce the education certificates that show you meet the entry qualifications specified by the programme for entry to pre-registration nurse education. You must be working in healthcare practice in a caring role where mentors are available, and your study must be paid for by your employer or a sponsor (please note that funding arrangements will change from Autumn 2017; more detail will be provided via this website as it emerges).
The current programme entry requirements include:
literacy (Key skills level 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE Grade C or above in English)
numeracy (Key skills level 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE Grade C or above in Maths)
good character, evidenced through self-declaration, an enhanced criminal disclosure, and two references – one of which must be from your current employer
good health, evidenced through self-declaration of health status, occupational health screening, review of previous sickness and absence record, and two references – one of which must be from your current employer.
The pre-registration nursing programme is not available in all areas although where it is not currently available it may be possible to introduce the programme if there is sufficient demand.
How to apply If you’re interested in this qualification and meet the entry requirements above, or if you are an employer looking to develop your staff, please contact us.