Nursing Associate at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS

Course summary

This new and dynamic FdSc Nursing Associate course is aimed at individuals wanting to work in health and social care, beyond the level of a healthcare support worker, enabling you to have opportunities to progress and develop your career. You will work under the leadership and direction of registered nurses from all fields of nursing, providing and monitoring high quality holistic and person-centered care to individuals whilst supporting the registered nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. The course has been developed to provide an outcome based programme of academic and practice-based learning that will develop the wide-ranging skills and capabilities required to work as a registered nursing associate and to support the role of the registered nurse. The course meets the required professional standards as stated within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018). Designed in collaboration with clinical partners to meet both local and national demands of the health care workforce, to meet patients’ needs and expectations now and in the future; with employability and enterprise skills development integral throughout the course. Through working in partnership with our local National Health Service partners, and private and voluntary sector partners, students are able to experience the range of health and social care that will prepare them for their role. On completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) as a Nursing Associate, and can be employed across a variety of health and social care settings. You will experience a range of placements across Somerset, in acute and community settings. You will be supported in accordance with Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC 2018), as the programme has been guided by and mapped against the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018). The programme has six platforms of proficiency and two annexes with associated learning outcomes that are achieved through both theory and practice experience by the student. Six platforms: 1. Being an accountable professional 2. Promoting health and preventing ill health 3. Provide and monitor care 4. Working in teams 5. Improving safety and quality of care 6. Contributing to integrated care Annexe A- Communication and relationship management skills Annexe B- Procedures to be undertaken by the nursing associate 120 credits are studied each year, the modules are as follows: Year 1 Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Practice Improving Quality and Safety of Care Professional in Clinical Practice 1 Provide Care and Monitor 2023-24 Relationship Management and Communication Skills Year 2 Interdisciplinary Team Working Medicines Management and Pharmacology Preventing Ill Health and Promoting Health Professional in Clinical Practice 2 Provision of Integrated Care

Assessment method


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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent, including functional skills, is required.

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Nursing Associate at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS