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This course is designed to top-up a registered nursing qualification. You’ll be taught by an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals. All members of the team have at least one specialist area of both clinical and teaching expertise. They are also actively involved in healthcare research and consultancy work.
All learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice that promotes the development of high-quality health care provision. There is a strong emphasis on relating nursing theory to clinical practice.
The course is carefully structured to enhance skills that allow you to meet a wider range of challenges. We work hard to ensure you have all the support that you need to build your confidence and professionalism.
We use various methods of teaching including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, independent learning and group work.
Each module involves an element of assessment using methods designed (where appropriate) to support professional development in clinical practice.
Level 5 (Bridging modules):
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
You will be required to be a registered nurse with a recognised regulatory nursing organisation and hold a Higher Education Diploma Level Nursing qualification (NQF Level 5).
We accept students who have studied a certified nursing course leading to the award of Registered Nurse, and for international Registered Nurses who also hold a Licence to Practice.
The course takes into account both accredited and experiential learning and therefore if you have undertaken either of these courses, you would have the opportunity to apply for accreditation of prior achievement: 120 credits at Level 4 plus 80 credits at Level 5. You would be required to enter the course at Level 5 and would undertake a ‘bridging’ course, which would equip you with a range of transferable skills. The bridging course enables you to obtain the necessary further 40 credits at Level 5 to allow progression to Level 6.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Please note that part-time study is not available to international students.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Given the increasing emphasis on degree level qualifications for nurses, this course is a valuable stepping stone towards more senior roles and greater responsibility.
Recent graduates from this course have gone on to develop their nursing careers both within the UK and in other countries.
This Nursing course gives you more flexibility to move between different types of nursing jobs. Interests can and do change over time. This qualification helps ensure that you are always in demand and can work where you like.
Like all our courses, this course has a strong emphasis on real-world learning that equips you to deliver and achieve more in the workplace. The course content is backed up by additional extracurricular opportunities that further contribute to broad lifelong learning.
If you are an international student, please be aware that successful completion of this Nursing Top-Up course will not make you eligible to work as a nurse in the UK.
In order for you to work as a nurse in the UK, you must be registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).
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