Nursing Associate at University of Plymouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Nursing Associates bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses and are an integral part of the nursing family, supporting healthcare teams with their clinical and administrative duties. This course fundamentally supports students to develop their clinical knowledge, skills and professional attributes to be able to support registered nurses across all branches of nursing to help provide high-quality, safe, holistic care to patients and their families in their times of need. Upon completion of the programme, students will have developed into competent and confident professionals eligible for entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a nursing associate and can work across a range of clinical teams. Successfully completing the programme also gives students the opportunity to undertake further studies to qualify as a registered nurse. Careers with this subject: A Nursing Associate bridges the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses and is an integral part of the nursing family, supporting healthcare teams with their clinical and administrative duties. Once qualified as a Nursing Associate you may work across a wide range of healthcare settings, including: Acute or community hospitals (across a range of clinical areas) Community nursing teams GP practices.


Assessment method

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Capability to develop numeracy skills required to meet programme outcomes demonstrated through GCSE Grade C/4 in maths. Equivalents may be considered. Capability in literacy to meet programme outcomes demonstrated through GCSE Grade C/4 in English. Equivalents may be considered Capability for digital and technological literacy to meet programme outcomes *The NMC accept an IELTS Academic examination certificate than confirms achievement at: An overall score of least 7 At least 6.5 in all elements (writing, reading, listening and speaking) Successful application will also be subject to interview, Occupational Health and DBS checks.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7With 6.5 in all elements.

Full details of English Language requirements can be found on our website.

English Language Requirements

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

* For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages at * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Nursing Associate at University of Plymouth - UCAS