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Return to Nursing Practice with CU Scarborough

Return to Nursing Practice with CU Scarborough

Our Return to Practice course is designed for nurses whose registration has lapsed due to taking a break. Successful completion of the programme will allow readmission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.

CU Scarborough will become a Return to Practice course provider from 2022, and already offers an acclaimed set of nursing programmes to the North Yorkshire region, thanks to its supportive learning environment.

Returners are hugely important to the NHS for their wealth of experience, so the course will be paid for by Health Education England (as long as you are living or working in England and meet all of the entry criteria detailed below), with an extra £1000 for further expenses like childcare. Many returners found that responding to the Covid-19 pandemic was rewarding, wanted to explore a new part of the NHS, or just wanted to make a difference again.


How to apply

Please complete this booking form and return to the HLS Admissions team.

Download application form

Email: (please add ‘Scarborough’ in the subject line)
Telephone: 024 7765 7142 or 5989/5158
Course code: HLSU240B


Course details

The course is a 12-week theory module with a 2000 word assignment. Students attend one day a week and have a maximum of one year to complete the programme. The fields of nursing we are offering the return to practice course for are: Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability.

The course will be every Wednesday from 8 May 2023.

Returnee Entry Requirements:

  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service Clearance

Mandatory training must be completed in the first semester:

  • Trust induction programme in designated clinical area
  • Minimum 150 hours – maximum 450 hours of clinical practice
  • Completion of Placement Assessment Document (PAD)

Course Funding:

  • Health Education England (HEE), will pay course fees (£1600 per returnee) and placement fees (£500 per returnee).
  • The returnee will receive a £1000 bursary, which may be used for travel expenses, childcare costs etc.


For further information, please get in touch with either:

Paul Gibson, Return to Practice Coordinator (North East and Yorkshire)
call: 0191 275 4796

Bronia Pennycook-Gibson

We are delighted to have CU Scarborough (Coventry University’s Scarborough campus) join our regional network of return to practice course providers from 2022.

This is such an important opportunity to help develop our nursing workforce in Yorkshire and we have seen a wide range of motivated and inspiring nursing professionals return to many different roles within the NHS. Many individual returners have also provided incredible support during the Covid-19 pandemic and have realised how important they are, what they still have to offer in nursing and how rewarding the role can be.

Having visited their fantastic campus and worked alongside some of the superb nursing education team, I know that an excellent and supportive learning environment will be provided to all returning nurses.

CU Scarborough also offers the opportunity for any returning nurses from North and East Yorkshire to study a course in their local area and Health Education England look forward to developing a successful working partnership to benefit all returners.

Paul Gibson, Return to Practice Coordinator (North East and Yorkshire)

Why choose us?


All of our degree courses are awarded by Coventry University

One Module

We only teach one module at a time so you can focus on each topic

No End-of-Year Exams

Avoid the need for last minute revision and stress

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