Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

Why study a health and social care (nursing associate) foundation degree at Solent University Become a skilled nursing associate in an incredible profession, with fantastic career prospects in a range of different healthcare settings on our NMC-accredited course. Course overview This challenging and fulfilling course is a NMC-accredited foundation degree which, upon successful completion, allows registration to the NMC as a nursing associate. You will gain knowledge, skills and behaviours that allow you to work in a variety of healthcare settings including adult, paediatrics, mental health and learning disabilities in both the community and hospital settings. Working in healthcare is an inspiring, challenging and rewarding occupation where no day is ever the same. This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to support your career development in healthcare. At Solent University, we have strong and dedicated local industry links with practice partners who support our students both during and after their studies. Working in healthcare is an exciting, fulfilling and satisfying career, and the ever changing healthcare environment drives the development of healthcare roles - giving the opportunity for lifelong learning. Who is this course for? This course is suitable for those who want to work in a healthcare setting, who feel they have the qualities and philosophy required to become a caring, effective, professional and safe practitioner. Trainee nursing associates should demonstrate the following values: Caring personality Compassionate towards patients and families Competent and safe in practice Effective communication Courageous Committed to the highest standards of professionalism and nursing care. What does this course lead to? This is a new and exciting role to support the nursing family, with future opportunities to progress to become a Registered Nurse for those who have the aspiration and ability to do so. Once qualified, nursing associates will be able to work in a range of settings within the healthcare environment.


Year one - CORE MODULES Anatomy and Physiology to Support Practice Developing Professional Practice Foundation Skills to Support Practice Foundations in Practice Based learning Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion Long-Term Conditions Year two - CORE MODULES Extending Professional Practice Investigating Health and Conditions Across the Lifespan Practice-based Learning Year 2 Recognition and Escalation of Deteriorating Physical and Mental Health Service Improvement Project Supervision and Assessment of Practice

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Interview including values based discussion/interview.


Grade 4 or above in GCSE English language and mathematics (previously grade C).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

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
EU £16125 Year 1
International £16125 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS