Both the Cert HE and Dip HE Nursing Studies and Health have been developed to help passionate nursing candidates achieve their aspirations and dreams. The programmes provide the knowledge, skills and qualification that increase degree applicants’ likelihood of gaining entry to their first-choice degree. While studying on the Dip HE, students continue to apply to their chosen degree programme, and leave UWTSD’s course at the end of year one or two depending on when they gain their place. Employability is at the heart of our programmes, given the focus on the ultimate achievement of qualified nursing status. The learning strategy for the programmes requires students to complete two workplace practice/work experience modules to rehearse their professional practice skills in real world environments. All teaching staff have close links with industry, are or have been practising practitioners themselves and/or hold professional body awards.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE & Dip HE) • Communication and Counselling (20 credits) • Introduction to Health Research (20 credits) • Introduction to the Physiology of the Body (20 credits) • Managing Organisations in Nursing (20 credits) • Personal and Academic Development in Nursing (20 credits) • Industry Engagement and Professionalism (20 credits). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE) • Collaborative Learning in Practice (20 credits) • Community Care (20 credits) • Living Well: The Older Person in Context (20 credits) • Physiology of the Body including Nutrition (20 credits) • Psychopathology and Therapeutic Responses in Health (20 credits) • Public Health Promotion (20 credits). All modules are compulsory.
Exams are not heavily used in the programmes because the assessment focus is on the rehearsal of activities typically undertaken in the nursing and healthcare environment. Coursework is the primary assessment strategy. Coursework and practical tasks are set in a variety of formats; these include: • Practical in-class set exercises (e.g. debate seminars) • Role play (e.g. mock nursing interviews with heads of industry) • Presentations • Professional nursing portfolio (mirroring demands of industry) • Research projects • Reflective blogs • Peer mentoring • Video critique • Essays • Reports • Work experience/placements.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
These programmes are for applicants who hold either a level 2 or 3 qualification. However, each applicant is considered individually on merit, meaning that we can take your life and work experience or current job role into account. It is our intention that every single applicant receives an offer, and therefore, a route into healthcare. We recommend making clear in your personal statement: • Any industry related work or employment experience • Any family-based care or support experience • The type of healthcare role you aspire to.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|