Kingston University

Foundation Degree Nursing Associate Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate

Back

Course options

Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Reasons to choose Kingston and St George’s
– Kingston and St George's Nursing Associate course won two Nursing Times Awards in 2019, including Nursing Times Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year.
– We are No. 1 for Nursing and Midwifery in London (Guardian University League Tables 2020).
– Kingston University was chosen as one of the 11 national test sites for the first wave of training for the new nursing associate role that began in January 2017.

As a nursing associate, you’ll deliver hands-on care to patients and will work alongside healthcare support workers (holding a care certificate) and fully qualified registered nurses, bridging the existing gap between the two roles. You’ll play a key part in the multi-disciplinary workforce that is needed to respond to the future needs of the public and patients.

Nursing Associates support registered nurses in primary, secondary, community and social care and this course will lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll develop transferable core healthcare skills and knowledge within a wide range of health and care settings, planning, coordinating and delivering care, and work to a nationally-recognised NMC code of conduct.

This course enables you to develop a broad understanding of care needs, relevant to all fields of nursing. It equips you to identify holistic needs and deliver care to a diverse range of individuals. There is an emphasis on the relationship between physical and mental health care throughout the lifespan, and the wider influences on health and wellbeing. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practice placements you will develop a wide range of specialist and transferable clinical, care and interpersonal skills (including medicines management). Practice placements will also give you the opportunity to gain a wide range of experiences through exposure to different health and care settings.

After successful completion, you may be able to join a BSc Nursing course, starting from Year 2.

Course details

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B745
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts
A level DEE Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 56 points.
Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 36 credits
Achieve 56 UCAS Points from an Access to HE course: this is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 9 of the level 3 credits should be at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 56 points can also be accepted.

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy.
Scottish Higher DDDD Achieve a minimum of 56 tariff points achieved from either four Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (DDDD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.
HNC (BTEC) May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.
HND (BTEC) May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Potential to meet the points by not passing all six components of the qualification - normally a Pass at 24 points is required
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H5, H5, H5, H6 A minimum of 56 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points
Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MM Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points
Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points
Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma DM Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points
Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points
Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma DM Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points
Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) DM Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) D* Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) MM Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MPP Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points
Scottish Advanced Higher DD Achieve a minimum of 56 tariff points achieved in either two Advanced Highers or from a combination of one Advanced Higher plus two Highers.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/nursing-associate-fdsc/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

Visit our website

Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1LQ


Course contact details