Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your nursing degree. The nursing degree is accredited with the NMC. Become a flexible practitioner caring for children, young people, and their families in a variety of settings as part of an interprofessional approach to care. This dynamic, interactive, professional course places the needs of children and their families, and Children’s Nursing practice, at its centre. Our team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous children’s nurses, able to meet current and future healthcare demands. As a nurse for the future, the Nursing and Midwifery Council expect you to provide care for people from all fields of nursing, so we will also enhance your knowledge and skills in relation to caring for adults, those with mental health conditions and those with learning disabilities. Practical learning in our state-of-the-art skills labs, supported by key theoretical knowledge, will prepare you for placements in hospitals during your course, ensuring you gain real, hands-on experience. The course is delivered by experienced registered nurses who have expertise in both teaching and research, and a variety of clinical specialities, including all four fields of nursing. Their experience includes acute and community children’s nursing, critical care, orthopaedics, accident and emergency, and children with complex needs. The team work closely with local providers, ensuring that the course remains contemporary.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent. Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, e.g. NVQ, QCF Diploma. Our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
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University of Chester
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