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Health and Care Practice (Nursing Associate), FdSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Manchester, United Kingdom
In the Health and Care Practice (Nursing Associate) course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll care for patients and support healthcare professionals such as nurses, speech and language therapists, and physiotherapists. Some of the duties you might perform include drug administration, and taking and recording a patient’s temperature and blood pressure.
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Manchester Metropolitan University has designed this two-year Health and Care Practice (Nursing Associate) course to help you develop the practical clinical skills and techniques (such as how to give an injection) you’ll need to work in health or social care settings, as well as the confidence to work as part of a larger team.

You’ll practice clinical skills alongside students on our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course, in our Clinical Simulation Suite. You’ll also work with them on the simulated scenarios we create there, such as major trauma management where a patient involved in a motorbike accident arrives who needs stabilising and emergency care. It’s a fantastic way to learn how to operate as part of a team and explore ways you’ll work with nurses to support patients.


As a nursing associate, your role sits between a healthcare assistant and a registered nurse, and you could work across any of the four fields of nursing (adult, child, mental health, and learning disability).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Health and Care Practice
  • Health and Care Skills across the Life-course
  • Health Sciences
  • Practice in Focus
  • Developing Skills for Health and Care Practice
    • Managing Change and Developing Practice

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    General Requirements

    • GCSE Grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics.  We will also accept Level 2 Functional/Key Skills.
    • Academic IELTS with 7.0 overall with no element less than 7.0 in order to meet the NMC requirements.  We also accept OET Grad B.  GCSE Grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics.  We will also accept Level 2 Functional/Key Skills.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      16000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Manchester

    • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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