Nursing Programme Level 3 Extended Diploma

23102W1 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This is a Level 3 Health & Social care programme for 16 18 year olds who want to pursue a career in nursing. You will gain skills to begin a career as a nurse within the NHS and health or social care sectors. The course is suitable for those who has a genuine interest in caring for people and are looking to embark on a career in this rewarding industry. The NHS is one of the largest employers in the UK. With a diverse range of roles and skills shortages in the sector, there's never been a better time to start a career in health and social care. If you enjoy caring for people and you are looking for a varied job which makes a positive difference to people's lives, a career in health and social care may be for you. We have solid reputation for progressing students into employment and on to university.

What will I study?

You will study the course at College and gain valuable supervised work experience one day a week in the first year alongside NHS professionals in real situations. You will get the chance to work on different wards and departments in local hospitals. In the second year your supervised placement will be two days a week. You will rotate roles during your placement.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

You will be required to complete 2 exams per year and a set task.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths, English and science.

What can I progress onto?

We will support you in applying for places at prestigious universities nationwide, or in securing employment in the healthcare or medical sectors. There are a variety of career prospects and Senior Radiographers can expect to earn over £40k a year.
Salaries for paramedics and nurses range from £22 - £35k. With experience and seniority, they may rise to £69k. Other career opportunities include Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs work in operating theatres), Prosthetist, Patient Transport Service Call Handler, Learning Disability Nurse, Midwife, Children's Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Optometrist.

Other Information

Students will be required to wear a uniform and undertake an occupational health check. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more: bus pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
£7185.00 O

Exam Fee

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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