Access to Nursing 2021/22 entry

Clearing 2021

Clearing places available on this course

Limited places are available on our courses* with the following tariffs: HNC= 32pts, HND= 40pts, degree= 48pts (*excludes Nursing degrees). Contact us to discuss your options:
Course code:

CUSCA010

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

CU Coventry
CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

CU Coventry
CU Scarborough


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

01723 336700


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Overview

The Access to Nursing course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to be able to start your journey to a rewarding career in nursing upon graduation. In addition to practical skills and knowledge relevant to the profession, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the six core values required to provide high quality care: compassion, care, courage, communication, commitment and competence. Nursing is a very varied role and you will have the chance to gain an understanding of the different specialisms such as Adult Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Children and Young People’s Nursing and Mental Health Nursing, and the range of settings in which nurses work.

We are passionate about the difference high-quality nursing care can make to the quality of people’s lives. We want to inspire you and help you on your journey to explore your potential future career options. We want to enable you to become an outstanding nurse following successful completion of a nursing undergraduate degree, one who can provide the care and support people need, often at a very difficult time in their lives. Access courses are designed for people who are returning to education having not formally studied for some time. You will be supported to develop study skills and habits which should enable you to successfully study nursing courses at undergraduate level*

Coventry University is ranked No1 in the Midlands for Nursing and Midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

*Please note that you can apply for undergraduate degree opportunities following successful completion of this course and such opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees apply.

Why CU Scarborough

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

Course information

You will study basic human anatomy and biology which aims to help you to gain an understanding of how the human body works, both when healthy and during illness. The course has been designed with support from tutors on Coventry University’s nursing courses, with the focus on providing you with the opportunity to gain the foundation knowledge required to successfully study an undergraduate nursing degree*.

You will also examine the factors that impact on health, including economic, political and technological factors, and how the focus of healthcare provision has changed from treatment to also incorporating prevention of ill-health.

You will explore the challenges faced by disadvantaged groups in accessing healthcare, the importance of mental as well as physical health and ensuring equality in healthcare provision.

Throughout the course you should develop the ability to study independently, ask probing questions and analyse information from different sources and perspectives. You will explore how to search for information, assess the quality and legitimacy of information from various sources and develop your ability to work individually and collectively to produce academic work. All of these skills aim to enhance your ability to study at degree level.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Human Tissues & Systems

    Within this module you will explore the difference between cells, tissues, organs and systems. Following this you will also have the opportunity to learn the structure and function of human tissue, and the human system.

  • Cardiovascular System

    Within this module you will examine the structure and function of the heart and the conduction pathway and cardiac cycle. You will also consider the structure and function of arteries, veins and capillaries and how they work together to form circulatory system.

  • Arithmetic skills for Health Studies

    Successful completion of this module will allow you to develop and perform calculations with integers, decimals and fractions. Following this you should also develop an understanding measures using common units. You will also have the chance to develop an understanding and the use of percentages, and decide what level of precision is appropriate to an answer.

  • Disability & Social Inclusion

    After successfully completing this module you will be able to understand the nature and extent of disabilities within society. You will also study the issues relating to the provision of funding for people with disabilities. Finally you will have the chance to develop an understanding legislation relating to issues of disability and social inclusion.

  • Mental Health & Illness

    Successful completion of this module will enable you to gain an understanding of defining normal and abnormal behaviour. You will also have the opportunity to understand the different psychological explanations for a range of mental health illnesses, along with the chance to gain further knowledge and understanding of the different approaches for treating a range of mental health illnesses.

  • The Role of the health or Social Care Professional

    The objective of this module is to enable you to develop an understanding of the role of the health and social care professional, and the professional qualities and values that are needed by a health and social care professional.

  • Essay Writing

    The module aims to enable you to develop the skills needed to plan and structure an essay. You should also develop the skills to write in an appropriate academic style and be able to develop the convention for acknowledging a range of sources.

  • Reading and comprehension of text

    This module will allow you to explore a variety of texts and the purpose of the range of these texts. You will also examine how authors use forms and styles to achieve their purpose.

  • Writing Standard English

    This module will allow you to develop your use of grammar in standard English, along with the opportunity to develop your understanding of appropriate punctuation in accordance with the rules of standard English. This module also aims to help you to develop your understanding of the use of paragraphs within your essays and the use of syntax.

  • Transport and Respiration

    You will explore the major components and functions of blood in the human body, and should gain an understanding of the function and structure of the heart and the role it plays in circulation. This module will also allow you to study the structure and function of the arteries, veins and capillaries and the role they play in transport. Finally this module will allow you to examine the structure and function of the respiratory system and the transport of respiratory gases.

  • Anatomy and Physiology

    You will study the structure and function of cells and the structure and key functions of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory and nervous system, along with how each of these system work together and the key responses each system has in relation to performing physical activity.

  • Disease and Immunity

    Successful completion of this module will allow you to develop your understanding of pathogens and how they can cause disease. You will also gain an understanding of a variety of disease types. You should gain insight knowledge into the defence functions of the blood and understand what meant by the term immunity.

  • Health and Wellbeing

    Throughout this module you will have the chance to further develop your knowledge around the benefits of healthy eating on a person’s health and wellbeing. This module will also allow you the opportunity to gain an understanding the impact that a person’s lifestyle can have on a person’s health and wellbeing, and how we can support people’s health and wellbeing.

  • Extended Project

    This module gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive subject specific knowledge in a specific area of your choice. You should be able to a construct an argument in an extended piece of work. Finally you will be encouraged to present your work in a form consistent with the conventions of the specific subject that includes an appropriate form of academic citations.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

In more detail...

You will study the requirements of the nursing profession, have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the varied roles and tasks undertaken by nurses and explore the transferrable skills developed by nurses. You will consider the importance of teamwork and communication in healthcare settings and the values-led approach to nursing as well as the understanding of the human body.

The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2021/2022 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods can include assessments, presentations, coursework, or examinations. There will also be practical assessments of nursing skills.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form Coventry University College Limited, a Subsidiary Company of Coventry University and a part of the Coventry University Group with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.

On successful completion of this course, you will obtain an Access to Higher Education Diploma, which allows you to apply for several relevant degree programmes within the Coventry University Group and other universities*. You will have knowledge of a range of health and social science related topics that can help you start your degree programme*. You will have also gained a range of study skills that will be useful throughout your studies and future career, including research, referencing and the correct style of academic writing.

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form Coventry University College Limited, a Subsidiary Company of Coventry University and a part of the Coventry University Group with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.

 

The course is usually taught Monday to Thursday from 9am – 2pm (times and days are subject to change). Teaching consists of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2021/2022 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Entry Requirements

Access courses are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education, so formal qualifications are not mandatory.  

Applicants with either GCSE Maths or English in place at grade 4 or higher (grade C or higher) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy will be required to attend an interview face-to-face or online.

For applicants without Level 2 qualifications, in addition to an interview, you will also be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment so that we know that you can benefit from the course and be able to cope with the future requirements of studying in higher education.

You can apply for this programme by completing our online application form.

CU Scarborough has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£3,022 (per year)


This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

Career prospects

On Successful completion of the Access to Nursing course you can apply for a place on a number of degree programmes including:

  • Adult Nursing (at Coventry University or CU Scarborough)
  • Children and Young People’s Nursing (at Coventry University)
  • Learning Disability Nursing(at Coventry University or CU Scarborough)
  • Mental Health Nursing (at Coventry University or CU Scarborough)
  • Nursing Associate (at Coventry University or CU Scarborough)

Although progression to the above courses is not guaranteed, all students successfully completing the Access to Nursing course will be guaranteed an interview for the above courses at Coventry University.

Please note that degree programme opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Where our graduates work

Our graduates are employed in acute care organisations, community care settings and within general practice and social care.

Disclaimer

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.