Nursing Associate at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

Make a difference to people’s lives as you study for a professional nursing associate career on this Foundation Degree course. Our course aims to produce compassionate, competent and confident nursing associates. The course will take account of all the relevant professional and academic benchmarks, producing nursing associates who must act first and foremost to care for and safeguard the public. They must work under their parameters of practice to deliver care that is safe, compassionate, person centred and evidence based, and that respects and maintains dignity and human rights. Our Foundation Degree is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of service users and their families at its centre. The Programme Team work closely with local acute and community providers, and we are committed to supporting you to realise your potential to become a compassionate, person-centred nursing associate, which is a new profession in the health and social care workforce. Our course is delivered by experienced registered nurses and healthcare professionals who have expertise in both teaching and research and a variety of clinical specialities from acute hospital, community and social care.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

The assessment strategies employed throughout the course are designed to ensure that you will be exposed to a mix of assessment methods measuring both academic and clinical competence. Assessment methods include: portfolios learning logs practical examinations practice-based assessment case studies assignments The assessment of the practical learning is via the Practice Assessment Document (PAD) with the support of a practice assessor/supervisor.

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

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University Centre Warrington
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Nursing Associate at University of Chester - UCAS