Preparation for Degree Level Study
This newly proposed programme of study is offered at Diploma level and is designed specifically for nurses who trained before September 1990. It offers local and international 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:
1. Nature of Research
2. Introduction to Counselling
3. Portfolio Construction
To achieve the additional 60CATs 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.
This course can normally be completed in 3 hours’ contact time per module per week for each 12 week semester over 2 semesters.
Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification. Candidates must 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.