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Nursing in social care

If you are interested in Nursing and support roles in Social Care there are several options available. For registered roles there are apprenticeship routes for Registered Nurse and Nursing Associate programmes. These programmes comprise academic and practice components building knowledge, skills and experience in health and social care.

If you would like information on Trainee Nursing Associates please refer to this page for more information and guidance.

Please contact Mo via maureen.holman@devon.gov.uk for more information or a chat about any of these roles or other routes that are available

Courses  Entry requirements  Length of study 

BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult)

Petroc college, University of Bolton

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above/ Functional skills level 2 maths and English

Level three qualification which is health related such as a BTEC National Diploma, Access to HE qualification or A levels.

Full time, Three years, North Devon

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult health) 

University of Plymouth

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science.

Consideration may be given to Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics

Plus, one of the following: Minimum of two A levels, Access to HE Diploma, BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma/QCF , Extended Diploma, International Baccalaureate

Full time, Three years, Plymouth, Exeter, Truro

MNurs (Hons) Nursing (adult health and mental health)

Integrated masters programme with BSc (Hons) nursing course

University of Plymouth

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science.

Consideration may be given to Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics

Plus, one of the following: Minimum of two A levels, Access to HE Diploma, BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

Full time, Four years, Plymouth, Exeter, Truro

MSci Nursing Adult

University of Exeter

GCSE Maths and English at grade C or 4, or above.

A-Level: BBB

IB: 30

BTEC: DDM

Full time, Four years, Exeter St Luke’s campus

Assistant practitioner

There is also an apprentice route to Assistant Practitioner. Assistant Practitioners work across a variety of Health and Social Care organisations providing direct care. Their education and experience enables them to work in health and social care teams, contributing to the delivery of high quality care.

Like the Nursing Associate the educational preparation programme is 2 years, achieving a L5 qualification and comprises academic study with practice experience. On successful completion the student is able to apply for Band 4 Assistant Practitioner posts within the NHS and Health and Social Care organisations.

Access these links for information about the role for the Assistant Practitioner:

Course Entry requirements  Length of study 

FdSc Assistant practitioner health and social care apprenticeship

Petroc College, North Devon

Petroc College, Mid Devon

Level 3 QCF Health and Social Care or equivalent

Level 2 GCSE grade C or above in both English and maths or equivalent L2 Functional Skills English and maths

Care Certificate or equivalent

Two years, North Devon, Mid Devon

FdSc Assistant Practitioner higher apprenticeship

South Devon College

University centre South Devon

Maths and English at GCSE grade 4 or equivalent

Minimum of 48 UCAS points

One of the following; A Levels, BTEC, Access to higher education diploma, NVQ level 3

Two years, South Devon College

 


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