The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2018. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
How to apply
The next available course starts in September 2016 and the application process for trust sponsorship will be open through NHS jobs between 1 February and 28 February 2016.
The Trust and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will shortlist the applications and, if successfully shortlisted, your details will be forwarded to the university where you will be asked to complete an online application form and invited to interview.
Please note that it will not be possible to make an application to the university unless you have applied and been shortlisted. Any applications that do not meet this criteria cannot be considered.
References from previous or current employers and an academic reference are required.
Interviews are carried out with a representative from the university and representatives from the NHS trusts, including a practice teacher representative.
At interview the following will be considered:
- Knowledge of the role
- Communication skills
- Potential for development of community specialist nursing
Offers are subject to the identification and approval of a practice teacher. Offers may be held for a period of one year.
Module choice will be planned taking account of the requirements of your sponsoring trust and previous study.
A maximum of 30 Level 6 credits APL / AP(E)L / RAWL may be brought into the course if they meet the learning outcomes and have been undertaken in the previous five years. For students who have obtained credit under the 4 HEI agreement, a maximum of 40 Level 6 credits (not including dissertation module) may be brought into the course provided they meet the learning outcomes and have been undertaken in the previous five years.
The course cannot be accessed by international students as it is regulated by the NMC and students must be NMC-registered in order to gain access to the course.
Degree and/or experience
Candidates will have their name on the parts of the NMC register as identified below.
General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA
Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA
Applicants to the course are expected to:
1. have a health or social care-related diploma of higher education, or foundation degree (minimum of 120 level 5 credits)
hold a current registered qualification in health or social care with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Social Care Professions Council or equivalent PSRB
2. normally have successfully completed study within the last five years at Level 5 or 6
successfully complete a Level 6 module prior to registering on the award
3. demonstrate some knowledge of community health and practice
4. have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience
5. have access to a placement in a local NHS trust/GP surgery through a training contract
6. have appropriate clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, organised by the sponsoring organisation.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.