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Nursing / Registered Nurse (Child) BSc(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2019

Typical offer

Points: 112 points from:

  • A-level: science or health-related subject preferred. Grades BBC. General Studies not accepted.
  • BTEC Extended or National Diploma: Science or Health Studies. Distinction Merit Merit.
  • Other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 112 UCAS points
  • Note: Functional/Key Skills points not accepted as part of the tariff.


Science or health-based Access to HE course: 112 UCAS Points from Full Access Diploma normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit.

  • Practical work experience in a care setting is desirable.
  • Evidence of study within past five years.

Other suitable qualifications

A wide range of other qualifications may be considered on an individual basis, such as:

  • Foundation Degree in related programme 60%
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 Points
  • FETAC Level 5: Merits in all modules

All candidates require:

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) (eg Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent.

Other entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is subject to the criteria set by the NMC and NHS. All programmes and numbers of places are commissioned by Health Education South London.

Wherever possible candidates are encouraged to gain practical work experience in a care setting prior to undertaking the programme and should demonstrate evidence of study within previous five years.

Selection process

Our selection process includes an interview. Admission is subject to Occupational Health screening and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if you are offered and accept a place on the course.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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Admissions team, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5733
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