University of Wales Trinity Saint David has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The NHS is changing in Wales. It has never been so difficult to gain a place in Nursing and similar professional roles including midwifery, paramedic science, radiography and occupational therapy. If you are one of the 52% of applicants who have not received a place in your first choice health professional degree, then this is the course for you. This unique programme is designed to increase your chances of gaining entry into your first choice degree. We will develop your knowledge and ability in the core concepts, theories and underpinning knowledge of nursing and related subjects while training you in the skills needed to succeed in higher education. The Dip HE Nursing Studies and Health Programme is offered as flexible route qualification. This means you are able to keep applying to your first choice degree while you study with us and leave the course at the end of year one or two depending on when you gain your place. We know that you do not want to give up on your goals – and we are here to work with you to reach them, no matter what barriers you may have had in your way.
First Year; Personal and Academic Development (PAD), Communication and Counselling, Workplace Practice, Managing Organisations, Introduction to the Physiology of the Body (‘Physiology I’), Introduction to Health Research. Second Year; Specialised Care: Working with Dementia & the Elderly, Community Care, Physiology Of Health Including Nutrition (‘Physiology II’), Health Industry Internship, Public Health, Psychopathology & Therapeutic Responses in Health
Assessments include; essays, exams, reports, presentations, reflective blogs and professional portfolios. You will be asked to utilise information technology communication and organisational skills for your assignments.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Swansea Business Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.
Applicants will require AT LEAST ONE of the following: 32 UCAS points or equivalent. Or BTEC PASS Or at least three years’ experience in related setting (this could include entrance interview and written test depending on your employment experience) Or Access Diploma at 45 PASS credits Or independent applicant (i.e. over 21 years old) with relevant life experience* DBS update system a requirement for ALL UWTSD applicants *You may be given pathway options in this instance.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|