Course summaryOverviewThis course aims produce compassionate, competent and confident nursing associates at academic level 5, qualified to deliver a wide range of clinical care and inter-personal skills underpinned by a systematic knowledge base. You will be able to practice safely and effectively within your parameters of practice, demonstrating appropriate values and behaviours in a wide range of health and care settings.
To apply for this course you need to have identified sponsorship from your employer.
Why choose this course?The FdSc Nursing Associate Practice course emphasises the role that nursing associates will play in delivering care and public health interventions across the life-course (pre- conception to end of life) to promote health and well-being and the ways in which they actively contribute to the delivery of holistic care when people access healthcare in hospital, near home and at home. Holistic care is a whole-person approach which considers and equally values physical and psychological needs; public health needs; learning disabilities needs and considerations and socioeconomic, spiritual and other factors that impact on the assessment, planning and delivery of care.
Career and study progressionOn completion of the course, you will be able to seek employment as a nursing associate.
In addition, upon exiting the FdSc you may be able to use the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learnin (APEL) for up to 50% of the course against the BSc Pre-registration Nursing course.
NotesStudents may be funded by their employer or opt to self-fund.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.