You will:

  • Be able to provide evidence of previous study at Level 5 or above in a related subject area including but not limited to health and social care, social work, health promotion or youth work.
  • Be a health care professional with access to an environment where you will be able to apply your skills to achieve the individual module learning outcomes. This does not specifically need to be employment and could include voluntary work.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need the following English Language qualification:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 (or equivalent)*

When applying, it is essential that you submit the following:

a) Qualification evidence awarded in your country

b) Transcripts of all relevant education/training

c) NARIC evidence

d) IELTS with a score of 6.0* in all areas or equivalent qualification

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • NMC PIN
  • Written reference supplied on headed paper from either a manager, supervisor, tutor or teacher
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Gov website

Offset module credits towards BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-up)

If you are a registered nurse but do not have a degree qualification and once you’ve completed this module, you could offset the 20 credits through recognised prior learning (RPL) towards our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-up) degree. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Alternatively, if you are a health and social care practitioner you may wish to offset the 20 credits by progressing to the online Integrative Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree.