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Course summary

Providing care for children, young people, and their families is a rewarding career choice. If you’re keen to provide committed, compassionate and professional care to children and young people and their families, this Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) degree could help you pursue your future career. On this child nursing course, which is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you’ll develop key clinical skills in our fully equipped simulated children’s ward using our patient simulators. You’ll also hear first-hand experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of our Public Partnership Group. You’ll be taught by experienced practitioners and tutors, and you’ll learn in an innovative environment, which is designed to give you the very best opportunities for in-classroom and hands-on learning. Why Study Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Your time on the course will be divided between learning theory and applying your knowledge in the clinical environment, with clinical placements providing opportunities for you to put what you’ve learned into practice in a variety of settings. These include children's wards, children’s hospitals, accident and emergency departments, and neonatal intensive care. Opportunities are also available to work with specialist nurses in a range of community settings, including children’s hospices, health centres and mainstream and specialist schools. You'll be taught by a team who really understand what it is like to be a children's nurse and are able to demonstrate the latest techniques and procedures whilst supporting you as you put these skills and qualities into practice. In 2024, the University’s new Daphne Steele Building will open on the site of the National Health Innovation campus, too. This will allow child nursing students to benefit from specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities. Following successful completion of this Nursing (Child) degree course, you can register with the NMC and work as a Registered Nurse for Children, marking the start of a potentially fruitful career ahead. Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Child Nursing.


This is a common first year, comprising: • Becoming a Professional - Child Nursing • Introduction to Child Nursing • Nursing Practice 1 • Nursing Practice 2 • Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Learning and teaching on this course is delivered through seminars, lectures, group work, simulation, and practical skills experience. The assessment methods on the course are varied and involve a combination of coursework, practice/proficiency-based learning, reports, presentations, and examinations. Laboratory sessions, classroom-based learning and the use of simulated patients enable you to develop your skills in a safe and controlled environment. You’ll undertake practice placement experiences, where you’ll learn and be assessed in a real practice setting, under the supervision of appropriately qualified practice supervisors and practice assessors. You’ll be assessed whilst on placement through a Practice Assessment Document (PAD).

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. In addition, you must have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Ofqual regulated Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of child nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills. * Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning ( towards this course. Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. If you have alternative qualifications, including the nursing associate foundation degree, you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £19800 Year 1
International £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website -

Nursing (Child) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS