Preparation for Degree Level Study
This programme of study is offered at Diploma level and is designed specifically for NMC registered nurses and midwives who trained before September 1990. It offers local and international NMC registered nurses and midwives without a diploma the opportunity to gain the necessary academic credits to access degree level study within one academic year. This programme of study provides students with the necessary preparation and academic skills required to succeed at degree level study.
Please note: students will receive a transcript that lists the three individual modules referred to below. ‘Preparation for degree level study’ will not be noted on the transcript.
This course is comprised of three modules and on successful completion the participant will be awarded 60 CATs points. Proposed modules to be completed are as follows:
- Nature of Research
- Introduction to Counselling
- Preparation of Independent Study and Portfolio Development
All three modules are assessed individually by completing academic assignments, ranging from 2,000 to 2,500 words and a portfolio of practice learning.
To achieve the additional 60 CATs points necessary to access degree study, students are also required to submit a portfolio of work-based learning for assessment through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning process (APEL). Further advice on the QUB process for APEL can be provided to interested applicants.
The course comprises two modules in Semester 1, each totalling 36 hours of contact teaching and 164 hours of self-directed study. The course comprises one module in Semester 2, totalling 36 hours of contact teaching and 164 hours of self-directed study. This course is normally completed over two semesters.
Candidates must be an NMC registered nurse or midwife and have 120 CATs points at Level 1. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.
*Please note that the specific modules offered are subject to viable numbers and therefore are subject to change.
How to Apply
This is only available through commissioned activity with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. Applications need to be made through employers. For further information please contact email@example.com