Students must apply via one of the following online application form:
Course starts: 29 January 2024Apply now
Since being awarded the Armed Forces Gold Covenant, we have worked closely with the Defence Medical Academy to identify service needs for serving military personnel and veterans, and have developed this exciting new course.
Our course has been designed with serving military personnel and veterans in mind and offers the opportunity to build on your existing skills and experience. This course is delivered 100% online and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK and around the world. We aim to provide you with the additional knowledge and qualification required to progress onto a health-related honours degree.
You will be joining a close-knit, diverse, friendly community and can expect a supportive and engaging learning environment from day one of your studies with us. Each module within the course has an underpinning healthcare focus utilising your highly valuable military health care experience.
Find out more about how we support our Armed Forces transitioning to university life.
You will be taught via engaging and interactive methods. Lectures, discussions, and tutorials will provide feedback and support.
Each of the modules has an assessment element such as poster design, presentation, exam, and essay.
You will require access to a computer, laptop, or tablet as this course is delivered fully online.
Assessed via an essay.
Assessed via a summative project and presentation.
Assessed via a formative self-assessment, a numeracy exam and an essay on patient safety.
Assessed via reflective essay and a personal statement or CV.
Assessed via a poster and a written debate.
Depending on your qualifications and experience, there may be an opportunity for you to use an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) for some modules. Please contact Terry McDermott-Moses for more information: email@example.com.
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We usually require applicants to hold Numeracy and Literacy Level 2.
Profiling is required for students who wish to use an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for the Health project module. If the student is deemed appropriate for APL, they will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence, including experience, qualifications and an essay.
The fee for this course is £5,400 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled. We are unable to accept applications from international students.
If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.
If you are currently serving, or have recently served, in the British Armed Forces and are looking to enhance your education, you could be eligible to receive help with funding your studies:
Service Leavers Scheme
This scheme pays the tuition fees for ex-service people who have not previously studied at higher education level.
Armed Forces Bereavement Scheme
This scheme provides university scholarships for children of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme
This University of Sunderland is a registered learning provider with the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme. The scheme provides financial support to British Armed Forces personnel to support their studies at university.
To apply for the ELCAS scheme, visit the ELCAS website to find out if you match the criteria for funding. The website has everything you need to submit your funding application. You will need to apply at least five weeks before the start of your course.
After your application for funding, once you make your application for your course, you will need to mention our Learning Provider Reference number: 1290.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completion of the course, a Certificate of Higher Education will be awarded. With this Level 4 Certificate, you will have the opportunity to access a health-related honours degree at the University of Sunderland. It is also a recognisable qualification, enabling employment with the NHS or other healthcare workforce.
On completion of this course, you may be eligible to apply for the following. Please note, some courses may require an interview: