The student experience upon the Mental Health nursing course will be managed and supported by academic staff from a range of speciality nursing backgrounds and with a vast wealth of clinical experience.
Clinical placement experiences will be allocated by your employer gaining experience in a range of placement areas.
The development of clinical nursing skills takes place alongside skills such as communication, problem solving and reflection. These are key elements of the nursing programme which will aid the development of a critical, analytical and reflective practitioner. Development of these skills will enable you to progress onto career pathways within the healthcare sector, or to continue to post-graduate level study.
The Registered Nurse (Mental Health) is a highly trained to deliver and lead effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings.
Registered Nurses work independently, and with others, under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters, to deliver care in line with an agreed plan.
Registered Nurses will have a wide breadth of knowledge and a flexible, portable skill set to serve local health populations, in a range of settings covering pre-life to end of life care.
A Registered Nurse is a protected title and may only be used by someone on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.
Working within the sphere of nursing the Registered Nurse delivers high quality person-centred care across health and social care settings. The Registered Nurse works within all aspects of the nursing process, taking account of the perspectives and pathways of individuals, their families and/or carers providing holistic and person-centred care to individuals, in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care.
Leads to professional qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health).
UCLan works with employers to design and deliver degree apprenticeships and establishes the content and delivery of a programme according to their needs on an individual basis.
UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.
LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September or March (Preston only)
LOCATION/CAMPUS: Preston or Burnley or Westlakes
DURATION: 48 months (this does not include EPA period)
FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.
Contact our course enquiries team on 01772 892400 or email email@example.com.
If you are already in a relevant job role, talk to your manager or your employer and share the programme information with them. They may be willing to support you through the Apprenticeship. Contact our Business Development team on 01772 895500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Admission to the Programme is through Human Resources application process within the relevant NHS Trust. The selection/interview process will involve Trust personnel, UCLan staff and/or a Work Based Education Facilitator.
Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 96-112 UCAS Points
IELTS: 6.5 (with no component below 6.5) or equivalent taken within two years prior to your course commencement date
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
If you already have a degree 2:2 or above in a Health related field you are eligible to apply for the MSc Pre-Registration Nursing Apprenticeship.
Degree and Higher Apprenticeships have flexible entry requirements. We work closely with the employer and apprentice to consider previous qualifications and experience. This may also include consideration of year of entry.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
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UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:
The 4 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors.
Both theory and practice elements of the course will be assessed throughout the duration of the programme using written essays, reports, posters, presentations, examinations and observation of practice. The course encourages students to become independent learners who are self-motivated and fosters the adoption of a self-directed approach to the management of your nursing studies.
The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.
Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.
Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.
AWARD: BSc (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Registered Nurse Degree (NMC 2018) - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: This will be negotiated with your employer.
View more information on Levy and Non-levy paying organisations and eligibility.
Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.
Contact our Business Development Team:
Telephone: 01772 895500, email: email@example.com
This course is based in the School of Nursing
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook
for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.