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Get Into Nursing

Course summary

Get into Nursing is a short course designed to prepare applicants with few qualifications, but who have relevant work experience in care and an interest in a nursing career, to get started on their learning journey at the University of East London.

On successful completion of the Get into Nursing short course, and having gained level 2 Functional skills in English and maths (if not already obtained), applicants could progress onto the Nursing Associate foundation degree (FdSc) at the University of East London.

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Access a Foundation degree

Progress onto the Foundation Degree (FdSc) Nursing Associate at the University of East London.

Study skills

Learn essential study skills to prepare you for higher education alongside key aspects of studying nursing.

Flexible study

Convenient class times to fit in with your work and family commitments. Classes are every Tuesday 10-2pm


fees and funding

This short course is free of charge.

entry requirements

You should have level 2 literacy and numeracy (or be working towards these) plus relevant work experience, ideally in a health care setting, and studied to level 3 – e.g. NVQ3 Health and Social Care desirable.

This course will be delivered via a mixture of face to face and online delivery so in order to be able to succeed in this course you will need access to WiFi and a laptop/tablet and will need to be able to demonstrate confidence in using Microsoft Word and an ability to learn how to use Microsoft Teams

what you'll learn

Academic writing, including essay writing, reflective writing, analytical reading, academic referencing. You’ll be fully supported throughout the course with a mixture of teaching techniques including lectures, workshops, group activities, and independent online learning.

how you'll be assessed

Students are assessed on their participation and engagement on the course. Students are also required to submit reflective pieces of writing to support their personal statement, used in their application for the Nursing Associate degree.

how you'll learn

Students learn in a highly inclusive and diverse learning environment. Each week will include lively pair and group activities in which all students are encouraged to participate.

Your future career

A career in nursing offers many opportunities to work as a health care professional, your skills are in demand in a broad range of fields across the NHS and the private sector. You can look forward to working in hospitals, community health care settings and social care sectors. For example: Acute Hospital Trusts, General Practice and Community Hospitals.

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