Healthcare Practice at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This CertHE Healthcare Practice is your first step towards studying a nursing degree. Learning in a simulated hospital environment, this vocational healthcare degree will give you the foundation clinical and nursing skills to progress into further nursing studies and you will benefit from the industry experience of the qualified nurses who teach the degree programme. You will study topics such as psychology, sociology and safeguarding, giving you a foundation knowledge in nursing. This course has been validated by health professionals and has links to the CQC. You will benefit from guest lectures from organisations such as the NHS Social Work Team, Marie Curie, CQC and Parkinsons UK and undertake live briefs from industry. You will also gain a Mental Health First Aid qualification whilst studying this course (subject to funding). Once you successfully complete the CertHE Healthcare Practice you will be able to progress on to the FdSc Healthcare Practice degree or an alternative undergraduate nursing programme. Alternatively, you can progress into a career in care work or as a healthcare assistant.


• Bioscience 1 • Applied Health Science • Assessment and Clinical Skills in Healthcare • Safeguarding in Healthcare • Academic Study Skills • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Work Related Learning. You will also learn to use healthcare and clinical equipment including defibrillators, hoists, airway and breathing equipment, documentation and care planning and maternity simulation equipment.

Assessment method

Students are taught through: • Small group learning • Seminars • Group work • One-to-ones • Collaborative working. Students are taught through: • Poster presentation • Case study work • Live briefs • Presentations.

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

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Healthcare Practice at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS