Return to Study

Return to study

Here at the University of Central Lancashire, many of our students are over 21 when they start their degree. Whether you want to start a new career, improve your current job prospects or simply wish to study a subject you love, we have a course to help you achieve your goals. We welcome your enquiries, so please call for help and advice on 01772 892400,.

Your previous work and life equip you with transferable skills - maybe you’re skilled at planning your time, writing documents or have worked as part of a team. All of these provide valuable experience for lectures, tutorials, group work and working to deadlines. For students with a sufficient level of past learning from experience level or qualifications we offer an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) scheme. This enables you to receive recognition and formal credit for learning acquired in the past, through formal study and also work and other life experiences.

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Why choose UCLan

Find out the top reasons to choose UCLan and how you'll be joining one of the top universities in the world. 

Find out the top reasons to choose UCLan and how you'll be joining one of the top universities in the world. 

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Virtual Tour

View our campus, accommodation and facilities from the comfort of your computer, tablet or mobile via our Virtual Tour

View our campus, accommodation and facilities from the comfort of your computer, tablet or mobile via our Virtual Tour

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Employability

Read all about just some of our graduates and how studying at UCLan helped them to achieve their dream roles.

Read all about just some of our graduates and how studying at UCLan helped them to achieve their dream roles.

Launching in 2021

Return to Study – Health and Social Care Programme

Interested in a professional career in Health and Social Care, Adult or Mental Health Nursing but don’t have the formal qualifications to meet the entry requirements?

Return to Study is for those who have experience working in the sector, whether it’s been a while since you last studied or you don’t have the formal qualification, this course is designed to refresh your learning skills and build your self-confidence.

The programme includes an introduction to the Health and Social Care, Adult and Mental Health Nursing subjects, with knowledge and skills for degree study in these professions.

Learners are provided with access to on-line sessions which they can work through at their own pace as well as taught sessions with lecturers online and in the university skills labs. The programme is free of charge and there are no formal entry requirements, applications require a personal statement that will be reviewed to assess suitability.

Full DBS clearance is required as part of the admission to the degree programmes should learners demonstrate the capabilities to progress.

Find out more via the course page.

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Also launching in 2021 Return to Study across a range of careers and degree subjects which seek to equip you with the skills and abilities needed to progress onto a various degree programmes after successful completion. Check back soon for further details.

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Additional Support

 

Study Skills

If you’re not up to speed with IT or need to update your study skills, our friendly and experienced Learning and Information Services staff are available to provide technical support, ensure you have all the latest software packages and remote access services and can help you make the most of the Library’s many resources.

If it’s been a while since you last wrote an essay or you’re struggling with your referencing, with our help you can learn how to study more effectively and communicate at an advanced and professional level. You can access one-to-one individual academic support, weekly writing workshops and we can even arrange bespoke specialist workshops in conjunction with your module tutors or course leaders. See WISER for further information.

Student Mentoring

Want to know how to make the most of your UCLan experience? Sometimes the best person to ask is another student who has been exactly where you are right now. We can match you up with a fellow student (a mentor) who will meet up with you on a regular basis. If you would like to know more please email us PeerMentoring@uclan.ac.uk

Financial Support

For students in financial hardship we can provide short term loan and grant assistance; each student is considered on an individual basis.

For more information about Student Finance, including the Access to Learning Fund, Bursaries, Additional Funding and Short-term Loan Support, email SFSTeam@uclan.ac.uk or telephone 01772 892583.


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The University of Central Lancashire is a diverse environment, which brings people into contact with each other in a wide variety of ways.  The University community includes students who are children (those under the age of 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a duty to safeguard these groups of individuals, as well as a duty to provide a safe environment in which our staff can work and all of our students can study and where relevant, live.  We therefore ask all applicants who have accepted a place with us if they have relevant unspent criminal convictions obtained in the UK or other jurisdiction. This is so that we can consider the implications of any convictions, assess any risks to you or others within the University environment and determine whether we can reasonably manage any risks to enable you to take up your place here. Having a relevant unspent conviction therefore is not an automatic barrier to taking up your place on your chosen programme.  Therefore, if you accept an offer the University will ask you to disclose details about relevant unspent convictions and supporting information.

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Study Support

If you need extra support and guidance before or during your studies, the University of Central Lancashire is here for you. With a wide range of services from WISER to The <i> and beyond.

If you need extra support and guidance before or during your studies, the University of Central Lancashire is here for you. With a wide range of services from WISER to The <i> and beyond.

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Financial Support

Visit our Fees and Finance page where there's lots of information and financial support available to help you every step of the way. 

Visit our Fees and Finance page where there's lots of information and financial support available to help you every step of the way. 

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Visit Us

Still undecided?  Why not book on to one of our campus tours or campus tours extra and find out more about our friendly campus.

Still undecided?  Why not book on to one of our campus tours or campus tours extra and find out more about our friendly campus.