University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nursing Associate (September)

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Course summary

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Course overview The FdSc Nursing Associate course is two years in length, is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will lead to registration with the NMC as a Nursing Associate. The course has been carefully co-designed with the student body, practice learning partners, researchers and service users and carers to provide you with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes that will enable you to meet nursing proficiencies as required by the NMC. These proficiencies are expected of nursing associates and will form the basis of your professional practice. Why study with us

  • The trainee nursing associate role is proving to be an exciting addition to the nursing workforce and successful completion of this course will ensure you are eligible to apply for initial registration as a Nursing Associate with the NMC.
  • The course is based on exciting and innovative teaching, utilising technology, superb clinical skills facilities and interdisciplinary education.
  • FdSc Nursing Associate is ranked 5th in the North West with 98% of students in graduate-level work or further study after graduating (Complete University Guide 2021)
Further information As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support groups (Comensus)

Course details


Year 1: Society, Health and Nursing Associate Care & Nursing Associate Practice 1. Year 2: Essentials of Nursing Associate Care & Nursing Associate Practice 2.

Assessment method

Assessment is mapped to the curriculum and occurs throughout the programme to determine student progression. A range of formative and summative assessment methods are used including: Peer assessment and feedback, Practice based/Simulation observational assessment, Presentations, Student negotiated project, Reflective narratives, Examination, Written assignments, Assessment methods will include service user and carer contribution wherever possible.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing alongside a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking (to have been taken within 2 years before the course commencement date).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Nursing Associate (September) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS