Nursing Associate at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

From SEPTEMBER 2025 this course will be delivered using NEW COURSE CODE HF12. If you are interested in starting in September 2025 please apply using this code Our two-year Foundation Degree prepares you for professional registration as a Nursing Associate, working alongside nurses to make a real impact on the quality of life and care for people across various age groups and healthcare settings. As a registered Nursing Associate, you will play a crucial role in patient care, administering a variety of treatments, monitoring health and preventing ill-health and supporting individuals and families. You will work alongside registered nurses as part of the healthcare team, providing hands-on care in diverse clinical settings, including hospitals and community health and care environments.  

  • Successful completion of this course makes you eligible to apply for professional registration as a Nursing Associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Explores healthcare holistically, going beyond physical wellbeing to recognise the emotional, social, and psychological aspects of patient needs.
  • Practice-based learning, simulation and clinical placements develop your hands-on experience under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Develops your ability to provide compassionate, empathetic care and effective communication, essential qualities that lie at the heart of your practice.
  • Advocacy and social justice are integral to the course, empowering Nursing Associates to champion patients’ rights and promote equitable health and care access.
Why you should study this course
  • As a Nursing Associate, you can make a real and meaningful impact, providing essential care, support, and advocacy across various health and care settings. Whether it’s managing chronic conditions, assisting with rehabilitation, or promoting well-being, your contributions will directly enhance patients' lives.
  • Access to expert staff with nursing, health and care backgrounds.
  • Your voice matters - you will contribute to quality outcomes within diverse communities. Our learning community reflects these values where diversity is celebrated and inclusion is paramount.
  • Be part of a learning community committed to excellence, mutual respect and growth.
  • While fully preparing you for the role of Nursing Associate, the course may also offer a pathway to other nursing roles, including that of a graduate nurse through progression onto a pre-registration programme.
In response to a high demand for the nursing associate role, we offer a route on to this course at our Coventry, Scarborough and London campuses, as well as from Wiltshire College and University Centre in Salisbury. The course was developed in collaboration with health and social care employers in Coventry and Warwickshire, Scarborough, Salisbury and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. Our practice learning collaborators provide clinical learning placements for students and input to the ongoing development and evaluation of the course. Coventry University's School of Health and Care collaborates closely with NHS Trusts across the UK to develop the workforce of the future. Together, we’ll prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career with great prospects and the opportunity for lifelong learning. For full course and professional body accreditation information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.


Year one

  • Becoming a Professional Practitioner
  • Holistic Person-Centred Care
  • Practice 1: Introduction to Person-Centred Care
  • Evidence: Your Profession in a Global Context
  • Promoting Healthcare Equity
  • Practice 2: Contributing to Person-Centred Care
Year two
  • Exploring Knowledge Through Curiosity
  • The Nursing Associate Role in Complex Care
  • Nursing Associate Role in Safe Administration of Medication
  • Journey from Student to Registered Nursing Associate
  • Practice 3: Provide and Monitor Person-Centred Care
  • Practice 4: Becoming an Autonomous Nursing Associate
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include:

  • coursework
  • practice placement
  • formal examinations
  • simulations
  • objective structured clinical examinations
  • presentations
  • case study
  • reflections.
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Student Outcomes

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Nursing Associate at Coventry University - UCAS