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.
Degree and experience
Candidates for all pathways will:
- hold current and appropriate registration with the NMC (parts RN1 or RNA, RN8 or RNC)
- have at least 12 months post-registration experience in accordance with NMC regulations
- spend a minimum of 15 hours a week in practice.
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 12 months' post-registration experience.
5. A designated practice teacher to support the student's development and assessment in practice is an additional pre-requisite for entry to the course. It is the employing organisation's responsibility to supply appropriate practice teachers.
Applicants should have the appropriate clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), organised by the Sponsoring Trust.
The admissions process ensures equality of opportunity for all applicants and sponsoring trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are bound by their own selection processes in ensuring equality for applicants. In the event of an applicant wishing to self-fund due to there being only 50% or no funding available from a trust, the trust would be asked to support the practice elements of the course. Each short-listed candidate must supply two references, one from the previous or current employer and one from an academic referee.
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 may be brought into the course provided they meet the learning outcomes and have been undertaken in the previous five years. The total combination of credits brought into the course must not exceed 40 Level 6 credits and cannot include the dissertation module.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
How to apply
This course starts in September each year. The application process for Trust/CCG sponsorship usually opens during February when they will request expressions of interest, and where applicable advertise on the NHS jobs website.
The Trust and Clinical Commissioning Groups 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.