Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.
Entry requirements for this course:
|GCSE requirements||English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade C or 4 or higher|
Please note, it is a Nursing and Midwifery Council requirement that applicants must be 18 years old by the course start date.
UCAS tariff points
Applicants can meet the required tariff points from a range of qualifications of which at least two must be Level 3 qualifications equivalent to A Level. General Studies is excluded.
We accept a broad range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs, OCR, CACHE qualifications and T levels. You must have a qualification in a relevant subject i.e. Health, Science or Social Science.
Access to HE Diplomas are accepted and must be in a relevant subject such as Health Professions, Health Science, Nursing and Midwifery, etc.
You can use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your predicted or achieved points and you can contact our Admissions Office if you need further advice about your qualifications.
We also accept the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship with an End Point Assessment grade of Distinction.
Key Skills, Functional Skills, BTEC level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
English Language requirements
If English is not your first language and you have not been educated in the UK, you will need an IELTS academic score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing to meet NMC requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may also be able to access the course through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council can allow entry through recognition of prior learning. You will need to be able to map this to the Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses and programme outcomes, up to a maximum of 50% of the course. If you are a registered nurse, this may be mapped to more than 50%.
Any modules you wish to be considered during this process must come from another Nursing and Midwifery Council approved nursing programme. You must complete the relevant mapping documents to apply via the Recognition of Prior Learning route.
Please contact the Admissions team is you would like to discuss your prior learning.
Please note that entry via RPL is not available for January 2024 entry.
Additional entry requirements
For entry onto this course, you will need to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2018) requirements for selection. This includes completion of a declaration of Health and Character, Occupational Health, satisfactory interview and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Occupation Health Screening
All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment. Occupational health screening and assessment will consider your health and wellbeing and your fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations. The health screening comprises the completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant, failure to return this form before the start of the course may result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.
Applicants who are offered a place and accept will be contacted regarding the DBS application, which will be completed via an external company. This is because you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placements.
As DBS checks can only cover time spent in the UK, applicants who have spent time outside the UK may need to obtain overseas police check of some kind from the country/countries in which you are now living or have lived. This means a police or criminal records background check from outside the UK; these will be called something different according to the country.
If you have lived or are living outside the UK, this condition applies regardless of your nationality or fee status. Broadly speaking, applicants included are:
- Non-UK applicants (including residents of Republic of Ireland and other EU countries, as well as overseas applicants). This applies even if you are not currently resident in your country of origin but have lived there recently.
- UK applicants living abroad now or who have lived abroad recently. This requirement is in addition to your UK DBS check, not an alternative to it.
As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers, clinical staff from the practice learning environment and service users and carers will be part of the interview panel. The interview will assess your problem solving and communication skills and your values aligned with those of the NHS Constitution, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014).
All applications should be supported by a second reference in addition to that supplied on your UCAS form. You will be asked to supply this second reference as a condition of your offer.
Your personal statement is an important part of the shortlisting process, as it helps us to assess your interest in undertaking a pre-registration nursing programme. It also enables you to highlight relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) and the transferable skills which you will bring to our nursing programme.