This diploma will prepare students for studying at undergraduate level and the knowledge required to progress to a Degree in Nursing. On successful completion of the Diploma, with the required amount of UCAS points, the student will be able to enter university and achieve their ambition of becoming a nurse. This course is suitable for Adult, Mental Health, Children’s and Learning Disability Nursing. There are 4 entry points for the Diploma so you can begin in September, November, February or May and you are enrolled for a full year but can complete before this.

You will be required to complete an IAG unit “Preparing for Success” and then will be fully enrolled on to the course.
The course has 19 units, which are:

Academic Writing Skills
Preparing a Written Assignment
Health and Wellbeing
Cell Biology
The History of the NHS
Human Nutrition and Digestion
The Roles and Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
Introduction to Psychology
The Human Endocrine and Nervous System
Social Factors in Health and Social Care
Understanding Dementia
The Human Muscular and Skeletal System
The Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
Mental Health and Illness
Human Immunity
Understanding Poverty
Health Promotion
Human Disease and Prevention
Equality and Diversity in Health Care

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.