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Kingston University

Foundation Degree Nursing Associate

UCAS Code: B745

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,E,E

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 56 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 56 points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:9,P:36

Achieve 56 UCAS Points from an Access to HE course: this is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 9 of the level 3 credits should be at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 56 points can also be accepted. GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Potential to meet the points by not passing all six components of the qualification - normally a Pass at 24 points is required

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H5,H5,H5,H5,H6

A minimum of 56 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D*

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

DM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 tariff points Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)

DM

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF)

D*

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

MM

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D*

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D*

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Grade combinations below 56 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 56 points

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D

Achieve a minimum of 56 tariff points achieved in either two Advanced Highers or from a combination of one Advanced Higher plus two Highers.

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D

Achieve a minimum of 56 tariff points achieved from either four Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (DDDD) are required.

UCAS Tariff

56

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Adult nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston and St George’s**

– This course won two Student Nursing Times awards in 2019.

– You’ll develop a range of specialist and transferable skills (including medicines management) through clinical placements in a variety of settings.

– Kingston University was chosen as one of the first pilot sites for this new Nursing Associate foundation course.

**About this course**

As a nursing associate, you’ll deliver hands-on care to patients. You’ll work alongside healthcare support workers (holding a care certificate) and fully qualified registered nurses, bridging the existing gap between the two roles.

Nursing associates will be a key part of the multidisciplinary workforce that is needed to respond to the future needs of the public and patients.

Please note: the content and structure of the course may change in line with the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). See our website for up-to-date information.

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Nursing

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Adult nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Adult nursing

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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