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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Nursing (Adult) (with registration) (Apprenticeship Route)

Programme code:BS-APNUR-A18UCAS code:
Duration:48 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Lynne Veal Contact address:l.veal@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Level 2 Qualifications
All undergraduate students at the University of Leeds must meet the minimum GCSE entry requirements as set out by the University. For nursing programmes, this is 5 A*-C (new Grades 4-9) including Maths, English and two Sciences (either dual award or separate sciences).

Level 3 Qualifications
Applicants are also required to meet the Level 3 entry requirement for the Nursing Degree Apprenticeships. A Levels and a number of other equivalent qualifications are accepted for entry to the new Nursing Degree Apprenticeships.

A Level: BBC preferably including a science subject (We consider a science subject to be either Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Social Sciences, such as Psychology)

Non-Standard Entry Pathways
- Non-Standard entry enables applicants without the requisite qualifications to enter a programme of study within the School of Healthcare.
- Non-standard entry is available where applicants can demonstrate considerable and sustained professional development.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are able to study at the academic level required and have relevant and current professional experience.
- The process for determining non-standard entry involves assessment by the Academic Admissions Lead then consideration by a panel of experts, known as the IPP Panel
- All applicants coming through this route would need to pass the standard numeracy exam and interview.
As a guide, entry to the programme could be achieved by evidencing all of the following:
- An Evidence Based Portfolio;
AND
- A minimum of 2 years full time healthcare experience, say at HCA level, with experience being in either a hospital or community environment;
AND
- A 2,500 word essay on a topic set by the University (about the 6C's for example) which would be marked by tutors at the university and need to be passed at university level 1.

Applicants with No Standard GCSE Level 2 Qualifications
Consideration may be given to applicants who do not have the standard university requirement of 5 GCSE including Maths and English.
We will approach all applicants without our current GCSE entry criteria on the following basis:
1. That all candidates must be able to demonstrate academic progression and learning (i.e. applicants who have undertaken courses within the last 5 years must be able to demonstrate coherence and progression from one certificated course to the next)
2. Acceptability - that there is an appropriate match between the evidence presented and the learning being demonstrated and that the evidence is valid and reliable
3. Sufficiency - that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate fully the achievement of the learning claimed
4. Authenticity – that the evidence is clearly related to the applicants' own efforts and achievements
5. Currency – that the evidence relates to learning within the last 5 years
6. All applicants coming through the non-standard route will be looked at on an individual basis.
7. They will all be monitored closely whilst 'on-course' to determine if the route provided is facilitative to progression and achievement, or on the other hand, is inhibiting to progression.
Equivalents we might accept, for those without the required 5 GCSE's including Maths and English could, before they commence programme:
Undertake and pass Maths and English matriculation at the University of Leeds Lifelong Learning centre - additionally, they will need Care Cert + Occupational experience + NVQ level 3

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

The School of Healthcare

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Healthcare School Progression and Awards Boards

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

NMC nursing competencies (ADULT) mapped to QAA benchmarks statements for nursing and Degree Apprenticeship - Registered Nurse Competencies.

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Programme specification:

Progression and Awards
The degree nurse apprenticeship programme has been designed as a flexible and alternative entry route into nursing leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and includes an end point assessment (EPA) as required by the Institute of Apprenticeships. It is a four year course which will provide the apprentice with a BSc (Hons) in a distinct field of nursing - Adult or Child or Mental Health, leading to Registration on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register. Throughout the four year programme, apprentices will spend a minimum of 2,300 hours of their time undertaking the theoretical elements of the programme and a minimum of 2,300 hours of their time undertaking supernumerary practice hours, to achieve the required NMC standards and competencies. The remainder of their time will be spent as an employee within a levy paying NHS Trust.

There are three key progression points,
- end of stage 1,
- end of stage 2 ,
- end of stage three (point of registration meeting the NMC Standards for pre-registration Nursing Education (2010))

- To progress from one stage to the next the apprentices must complete 120 credits at the preceding stage
- In exceptional circumstances, apprentices can proceed with 80 credits, but must have successfully completed all practice elements at the preceding stage.
- They must make good any deficit in time to comply with the NMC 12 week rule. Failure to achieve this will mean the apprentice having to step off the programme and will be required to discuss their situation with their employer, where reasonable adjustments, dependent upon individual circumstances may be agreed.
There are three exits route – one with registration and two without registration.
- The BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Adult) (Child) or (Mental Health) will have the following credit rating:

Stage 1: 120 credits at level 1
Stage 2: 120 credits at level 2
Stage 3: 120 Credits at level 3 including Registration with the NMC

Additionally to meet the apprenticeship regulations the apprentice must complete the End Point Assessment.

For candidates unable to complete, fail practice aspects of the programme or opt out of the programme completely, there will be two exit awards which are not linked to NMC registration:
- A Certificate of Higher Education in Health Studies. For students who achieve 120 level 1 credits
- A Diploma of Higher Education in Health Studies who achieve a 120 level 2 credits (240 credits in total)
New challenges in health and social care demand a highly knowledgeable and skilled nursing workforce capable of leadership, critical thinking, multi-professional working, teamwork and reflection. A commitment to life-long learning is also imperative if care practices are to remain responsive to the complex and changing needs of service users and carers. Pre-registration nurse education has the responsibility to ensure that qualifying nurses are 'fit for practice', 'fit for purpose' and 'fit for award' by providing the opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional learners to learn and develop such skills. This demands a progressive, stimulating and responsive curriculum that is flexible at the point of delivery; a curriculum that continually engages the learner, promotes independent and critical thinking, whilst instilling the value of life-long learning through self-directed learning methodologies and an emphasis on professional and personal development.

Critical curriculum theory that views the learner as active participant in the learning process underpins the delivery of programme. A departure from the predominance of didactic teaching methods ensures a greater adherence to blended learning which promotes deep rather than surface level thinking and understanding. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will be used to support the delivery of the programme with a range of blended and E-learning strategies being facilitated through nd E-learning strategies being facilitated through the use of the interactive virtual learning environment.

Throughout the programme, apprentices will be actively supported to make use of resources which pull on research and evidence based practice. Assessment strategies such as poster and oral presentations, portfolio composition and reflexive written work will similarly reflect a move towards greater active apprentice participation in the learning process and assist in the pursuit of a critical knowledge base. Modules such as health prevention and promotion, long term conditions, care of the acutely ill, mental health across the life-span, dementia, pain and pharmacology clearly address national issues in patient care and nursing knowledge. Along with the incorporation of modular work and simulated practices which focus on inter-professional learning and working, the theory practice modules will all enable the apprentice nurse to develop the knowledge and skills to lead, co-ordinate and prioritise care and face the changing demands of contemporary nursing practice.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

HECS1121Biological Knowledge for Practice (Apprenticeship)30 credits1 Jan to 30 Nov, 1 July to 30 Apr
HECS1122Learning Together, Working Together (Apprenticeship)30 credits1 Jan to 31 May, 1 Jul to 31 Oct
HECS1123Theory Practice Module 1 (Apprenticeship)40 credits1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth), 1 July to 31 July (13mth)
HECS1124Theory Practice Module 2 (Apprenticeship)20 credits1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth), 1 July to 31 July (13mth)


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

HECS2218Research for Health and Social Care Professionals (Apprenticeship)10 credits1 Oct to 28 Feb (5mth)(adv yr)
HECS2219Theory Practice Module 3 (Apprenticeship)40 credits1 Oct to 30 Apr (7mth)(adv yr)
HECS2220Theory Practice Module 4 (Apprenticeship)20 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep (9mth)(adv yr)
HECS2221Healthcare Ethics and Law (Apprenticeship)10 credits1 Apr to 31 Oct (7mth)(adv yr)
HECS2222Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult (Apprenticeship)20 credits1 Oct to 31 May (8mth)(adv yr)
HECS2223Nursing the Adult with a Long Term Condition (Apprenticeship)20 credits1 Apr to 30 Sep (6mth)(adv yr)


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

HECS3286Dissertation Module (Apprenticeship)30 creditsNot running until 201920
HECS3287Theory Practice Module 5 (Apprenticeship)40 creditsNot running until 201920
HECS3290Independent Study (Apprenticeship)10 creditsNot running until 201920
HECS3291Pain Assessment and Management (Apprenticeship)10 creditsNot running until 201920


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

HECS3288Theory Practice Module 6 (Apprenticeship)  creditsNot running until 201920
HECS3289Pharmacology - Applied to Practice (Apprenticeship)  creditsNot running until 201920


Year - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Last updated: 26/10/2018

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