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Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Social CarePre-Registration Programmes

faculty of health and social care
Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • One of the largest providers of health and social care education in the North West of England – approx. 4,000 professionals trained and educated every year.
  • Commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.
  • Over 23,000 books, journals and electronic resources.
  • Access to NHS study centres.

faculty of health and social care1
Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • Leading-edge clinical skills facilities and ward stimulations with industry standard equipment to give students as realistic a learning experience as possible.
  • A £14 million purpose-built building with some of the best facilities for health and social care students in the country.
  • Campus available in Manchester for ODP and Paramedic Practice.

why choose health care as a career
Why Choose Health Care as a Career?
  • Interesting
  • Rewarding
  • Challenging
  • Diverse
  • A career for life
  • Internationally recognised
  • A privilege

pre registration courses at edge hill university
Pre-Registration Courses at Edge Hill University
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing and Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice.

available in Manchester and Ormskirk

  • Dip HE Paramedic Practice

Manchester Campus ONLY.

which field of nursing
Which Field of Nursing?

ADULT NURSING (age 16-116!)




(all ages)

It is vital that applicants know which field of nursing they wish to study.

related courses at edge hill university
Related Courses at Edge Hill University

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing
  • BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health
  • BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour

overview of pre registration courses
Overview of Pre-Registration Courses
  • All pre-registration nursing programmes are three years long.

Paramedic Diploma 2 years/Top up Degree available

  • Courses have a timetable of 45 weeks per year - annual leave is predetermined.
  • All courses comprise of aprox 50% theory and 50% practice.
  • Students expected to attend university and placement areas for a 37.5 hour week.
  • Experience all shift patterns.
  • It is important that they understand this and are committed to the longer than normal terms.

practice placements
Practice Placements

Central to the programme is the experience students gain working with professionals in a variety of settings, including:

  • Acute hospitals
  • Community settings
  • Clinics
  • Walk-in-centres
  • GP surgeries
  • Nursing homes
  • Nurseries

Hub and spoke placements to give maximum opportunity to experience a variety of care delivery.

international practice placements
International Practice Placements
  • Third-year students are given the opportunity to experience international health care.
  • They can request the area they want to work in.
  • Previous Edge Hill University students have used this time to gain work experience in Africa, Australia, America, New Zealand, China and Europe.
  • The Faculty has links with China, Finland, South Africa, Rwanda, Germany.

student support
Student Support


Personal Tutors Mentors

Programme/Year Leads Back-up Mentors

Module Leads Practice Education Facilitators

Financial Advice Placement Link Tutors

Counselling Personal Tutors

Students Union Programme/Year Leads

Academic Writing

Teaching & Learning Support

how is the course funded
How is the Course Funded?
  • Tuition fees are paid by the NHS
  • Students may be eligible for a means-tested bursary.
  • They can apply for a reduced student loan.
  • Full-time students are either exempt from Council Tax or are entitled to a discount.
  • They can claim travel expenses on placement as long as the distance between home and the placement is greater than the distance between home and university.

enquiries about financial support should be directed to
Enquiries about financial support should be directed to:

The NHS Student Grants Unit

Hesketh House

200-220 Broadway



Tel: 0845 358 6655



entry requirements for pre registration programmes
Entry Requirements for Pre-Registration Programmes
  • No upper age limit
  • Minimum of three years settled residency status within the UK
  • Recent study in the last three years
  • Occupational health and DBS clearances are mandatory

entry requirements qualifications nursing odp paramedic practice
Entry Requirements – Qualifications Nursing/ODP/Paramedic Practice

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language


280 UCAS tariff points overall, including two GCE A levels grades BB (relevant natural and applied science subjects preferred but not essential) Children's nursing 300 UCAS tariff points


BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) grades DMM; BTEC National (NQF) grades DMM; BTEC Diploma (QCF) grades D*D*


QAA Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and/or Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals) to include 45 level 3 credits at Distinction or Merit grade

  • Candidates without traditional qualifications must also meet the criteria for Maths and English at GCSE level grade C or above, or level 2 equivalency
  • The above list is an example only, please check with our admissions unit for further advice

entry requirements qualifications
Entry Requirements - Qualifications

Midwifery Degree:

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include Mathematics, English Language and a science (preferably Biology) or equivalency


300 UCAS tariff points overall, from three GCE A levels at BBB including one relevant subject (Biology, Human Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, or Sociology)


BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF); DDM (to include Biology/Human Biology)


QAA Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and/or Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals); to include 45 credits at level 3 (must include Biology /Human Biology at level 3). Of the 45 credits at level 3, 30 credits must be at Distinction, the remaining 15 credits at Merit.

how to apply
How to Apply

Apply online via UCAS

UCAS Admissions Service

Tel: 0870 1122200 (application packs)

Tel: 0870 1122211 (enquiries)



UCAS opens mid September and closes mid January

We offer 2 intakes per year April and September for:

Nursing – Adult, Child and MH


LD Nursing is an April intake only

Nursing and Social work programmes September only

Paramedic Practice, Midwifery, Social Work, Allied Health and Social Care programmes - September only


Points to remember on the application form:

  • All information on the form is confidential.
  • Explain any breaks in employment or full-time education.
  • Declare any known learning need -there is a lot of support available to assist with studies if we know about their learning needs.
  • Declare any convictions - each declaration is considered individually and not all convictions are prohibitive to these programmes.
  • Make sure the people nominated as referees are willing to supply a reference.


All pre registration programmes are competitive, especially children’s nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice.Application forms can be strengthened by:

- finding out more about the profession

- undertake some paid/voluntary work

- be clear about which area they want to study and WHY

Take time completing the personal statement.

work experience
Work Experience




Local Breastfeeding Initiatives

GP Surgeries

Local clinics

Women's Refuges

Sure Start Children's Centres

Any Interaction with Pregnant Women

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Work Experience

Nursing (Adult, MH, LD)/Paramedic Practice/ODP

Hospitals NHS/Private

GP Surgeries

Local clinics


Nursing homes

Age UK

St Johns Ambulance

Red Cross

First responder units (contact ambulance services)

Life Guarding

MH Charities

Victim Support

Homeless shelters

Social clubs

Caring for people with learning needs

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Work Experience


Hospitals NHS/Private

Local clinics




School clubs



  • All universities interview for pre registration programmes.
  • Need to bring a birth certificate and photographic evidence, i.e., Passport/Drivers Licence and original academic certificates.
  • Interviews include a written and maths test.
  • Interview panels consist of academics, practitioners, service users and/or carers.
  • Expect to be asked questions about the application form, in particular their personal statement and their knowledge about the course/profession applied for.

exit qualifications
Exit Qualifications

Successful completion of a pre-registration programmes will give two qualifications:

  • A higher education honours degree
  • A professional qualification allowing students to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified Nurse/Midwife. Or the HCPC as an ODP or Paramedic.

career opportunities
Career Opportunities

Once qualified students will be able to work in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Community
  • GP Surgeries
  • Specialist Practice
  • Prisons
  • Education
  • Management
  • Research
  • International - Europe, Australia, New Zealand, America, etc.

The World is your Oyster!

careers guidance graduate employment
Careers Guidance & Graduate Employment
  • Careers Centre for advice on employability and career opportunities
  • Careers fairs for graduating health and social care students
  • Edge Hill University is top in the North West for graduate employment for the third year running.(HESA 2009/10)
  • Over 95% of our students are in employment or further study six months after graduating.
  • (HESA 2009/10)

useful contacts
Useful Contacts

Thank You for Listening

Any Questions?