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Institute of Health

Childrens Nursing with Foundation Year

BNurs (Hons) Full-time 4 years

Children's nursing is a rewarding career involving caring for new-born babies in intensive care to looking after young people, whilst offering support to family members.

Children's nursing is a rewarding career involving caring for new-born babies in intensive care to looking after young people, whilst offering support to family members.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B731
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  • Start Date(s) 1 April 2021, 17 September 2020
  • Award BNurs (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Burton Education Centre, Burton Hospital, Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

Children's nursing is a rewarding career involving caring for new-born babies in intensive care to looking after young people, whilst offering support to family members. The care they provide can span across a wide range of needs from the sick new-born baby to the young person who has a chronic disease. Wherever children require care, including their home, school, a residential setting or in hospital.

The field of Children & Young Peoples nursing enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to children and young people. This enables you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered Child Nurse in a variety of health care settings. It will educate you to a high clinical, professional and academic standard ready to practice in the 21st century. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice, with 50% of the programme delivered in practice and 50% within the University.

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS  is required at a minimum cost of £50  - Note International checks (INTCC) as part of the DBS are required and costs vary by country.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £25-£40  

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C+/4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and Learn Direct Level 2.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will be determined by successful completion of your application.

Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Important information

This course is not currently available to international applicants.

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a values-based selection process.

Further information and tips regarding your interview can be found here (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-education-health-and-wellbeing/foundation-year-interview-tips/)

Successful completion of the foundation year allows you to progress onto the first year of a three year NMC approved pre-registration nursing course during which you will be required to attend placements. You will be invited to identify a preferred placement area from a selection of pre-determined locations; however your preferred choice is not guaranteed so it is essential that you are able and willing to travel to placement.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health assessment questionnaire and vaccinations will need to be up-to-date. This information will be used to determine your suitability to commence a pre-registration nursing course prior to enrolment on the foundation year.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home and EU students):

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk. website to find out more.

NHS Grant 2020:

From September 2020 all new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

• Mental health nursing

• Learning disability nursing

Read the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"


Additional funding:

Is available via NHS Business Services Authority

The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year

• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs

• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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