Nursing (Children's) with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing (Children's) with Foundation Year

Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. Applications for International Foundation Years are also handled by KUIC; please do not apply via UCAS as the University will not be able to process your application and you may still be charged the UCAS application fee. To find out more and to apply for an International Foundation Year, visit Nursing (Children's) Develop the skills to care for children and young people with mental, physical, cognitive or behavioural health challenges. You will learn to provide excellent patient centred care with a cultural sensitivity that makes a positive different to children, young people and their families. Why choose this course?

  • Eligible students can apply for a non-repayable £5,000 NHS grant per academic year
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council approved programme
  • Children’s Nursing at Keele is Top 10 in the UK for student positivity NSS 2023 (BROAD-BASED UNIVERSITIES) *based on overall student satisfaction, which is an average score across 27 questions asked in the NSS
  • Finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2024 for both University Educator of the Year and Best Student Experience
  • Top 20 in England for Nursing and Midwifery (Complete University Guide, 2023)
You will develop a diverse skill set enabling you to provide excellent nursing care and support to children, young people and their families. Their care needs change as they grow and develop and as a children's nurse you will play an important role in managing their specific care requirements until they transition to adult health care services. Our Children's Nursing curriculum is carefully designed to provide you with the theoretical knowledge required to be able to practice and communicate confidently and competently, whilst also giving you the opportunity to develop and refine your clinical skills in a safe environment before going onto clinical placement. Fundamental to this programme is assisting you to nurture strong partnerships with a child or young person and their family which is driven by effective communication and respect. You will develop the skills to enable children and young people to be meaningful participants in managing their own care. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. This can be either in person or remotely, as appropriate.

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Fees and funding

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Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Nursing (Children's) with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS