Foundation Degree Nursing Associate at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Foundation Degree Nursing Associate

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We are #1 in England for General Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2024).
  • This course will enable you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Nursing Associate.
  • We won two awards at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards, including Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year. Pebbles Day won the award for her work supporting individuals with a variety of mental health needs.
  • You’ll develop a range of specialist and transferable skills (including medicines management) through clinical placements in a variety of settings. You’ll have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the fields of adult, child, mental health and learning disabilities.
About this course As a nursing associate, you’ll deliver hands-on care to patients. You’ll work alongside healthcare support workers (holding a care certificate) and fully qualified registered nurses, bridging the existing gap between the two roles. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practice placements, you’ll develop a wide range of specialist and transferable clinical, care and interpersonal skills across all four fields of nursing. Practice placements will also give you the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences through exposure to different health and care settings. Nursing associates will be a key part of the multidisciplinary workforce that’s needed to respond to the future needs of the public and patients. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities This course will prepare you to work as a nursing associate and enhance your career in the health and social care sector. You may be able to progress to a shortened nursing degree course.


Example modules – Applied Anatomy and Physiology – Promoting Health and Wellbeing – Personal and Professional Development. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

There are a range of assessment types including examinations, coursework and practical assessments in both the Clinical Skills and Simulation Suite and the workplace. The assessments are staged throughout the academic year to ensure coherence and an even, manageable workload. Practice is assessed through successful completion of the practice assessment document and objective structured clinical assessments (OSCAs), in conjunction with successful sign-off in practice by a practice assessor and an academic assessor at the end of Years 1 and 2. Students require a pass in both theory and practice to achieve their final award.

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8100 Year 1
Scotland £8100 Year 1
Wales £8100 Year 1

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Foundation Degree Nursing Associate at Kingston University - UCAS