(Short Course) Fast-Track towards Nursing

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Course details

Year of entry

2024

Duration

12 Weeks

Institution Code

G53

Location

Blended Learning, St Asaph, Wrexham

Why choose? this course?

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of your chosen field of nursing and will help prepare you for your interview on a BN (Hons) Nursing degree. You can interview for either Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, or Children’s Nursing.

You will be introduced to the diverse range of careers within the health sector in Wales and be taken through the ways an interprofessional workforce works together to achieve person-centred care. We will help prepare you for higher-level study through improving your confidence in learning and numeracy.   

This course will suit you if you have not previously met the entry requirements for an undergraduate nursing degree and if you have not studied in the past five years. Previous evidence of Level 3 study (vocational or academic) will be required for this course.

Key course features

  • Guaranteed interview for the BN (Hons) Nursing degree at Wrexham University on successful completion of the course.
  • Gain 60 credits at Level 4.
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of your chosen field of nursing.
  • Increased likelihood of success at interview.
  • No cost to the student and additional funding available. 
  • Support to engage with Health Board processes, culture, and staff.
  • Opportunity to gain experience within a healthcare setting, whilst earning a salary
  • Gain confidence in studying in higher education.
  • Blended and flexible learning with the option to undertake on-campus days at Wrexham or St Asaph.

What you will study

This route is called the Fast-Track towards Nursing, and will comprise 3 individual short courses which each cover an important essential requirement of starting a full-time BN Nursing degree:

A Day in the Life – an insight to careers in health (20 credits, Level 4) – a module that will introduce you to the diverse and varied careers available within the health sector in Wales. The focus will be on the multi-disciplinary/ interprofessional workforce and how they work together to achieve person-centred care. You will explore health professions and roles that support patient-facing areas within the health service.

The Confident Learner (20 credits, Level 4) – a module which prepares you for higher-level study and provides an alternative to the GCSE English Language requirement (if you don’t yet have this).
              
Countdown to Numeracy in Nursing (20 credits, Level 4) – a maths-based module, specifically designed for Nursing applicants, which can provide an alternative to the GCSE Maths requirement (if you don’t yet have this). 

Entry requirements & applying

Previous Level 3 study, either vocational or academic.

The course will be delivered as blended and flexible learning, running over 12 weeks, from April to June 2024, in preparation for the September 2024 intake on to the undergraduate Nursing degree. 

It will also run September to November 2024, for March 2025 intake. There is the option to undertake the on-campus days at Wrexham or St Asaph.

Teaching & Assessment

The course will be delivered as blended learning using the University Active Learning Framework (ALF), running over 12 weeks.

The course has a flexible approach with on-campus days scheduled. The course can be undertaken at our Wrexham or St Asaph campuses.

Assessment will consist of:

  • A 10-minute PowerPoint presentation
  • A numeracy examination
  • A written assignment and multiple-choice quiz (MCQ)

Fees & funding

The Fast-Track is fully funded, and you will receive £1000 to support you whilst you are studying. This will be paid in two amounts: £500 at the end of the end of the first module and £500 at the end of teaching for the third and final module. Please note that terms and conditions apply to this funding.

Students are also offered the chance to gain experience with  the local health board as a health care support worker, earning a salary under a flexible working contract.

Course dates

Wrexham Campus - April to June 2024 - Apply for the preparation for the September 2024 intake

St Asaph Campus - April to June 2024 - Apply for the preparation for the September 2024 intake

 

March 2025 intake dates:

September to November 2024 - Register your interest

Please note the Children’s Nursing degree has a September intake only.