These programmes are for applicants who hold either a level 2 or 3 qualification. However, each applicant is considered individually on merit, meaning that we can take your life and work experience or current job role into account.
It is our intention that every single applicant receives an offer, and therefore, a route into healthcare.
We recommend making clear in your personal statement:
Any industry related work or employment experience
Any family-based care or support experience
The type of healthcare role you aspire to.
The University has partnered with Trinity Nursing Services, a national nursing and care agency, in order to secure free training at health care support worker level, a priority induction service, and most importantly, the opportunity to work as paid agency nursing assistants across Wales.
Staff provide careers guidance for learners, as well as offering a seamless progression route for our nursing students onto any other course offered within the wider portfolio.
For those who progress onto NHS bursary courses, paid employment, or other courses within UWTSD, we have worked with internal professional services staff colleagues to streamline the process.
“This course has helped me to reach my future educational goals and I’m hoping that by completing the second year of this course it will give me the opportunity to get my place on my degree. It’s been a brilliant experience.” — Natasha Phillips
“It has helped me achieve the grades needed to begin my nursing degree. I thoroughly enjoyed counselling, anatomy and the opportunity to do workplace practice. If you sincerely want to achieve your desired goals then this course will be suffice to push you further.” — Sharde Dovaston
“A brilliant course with the best group of lecturers who are all friendly, approachable, supportive and extremely intelligent and knowledgeable. I would not be in the position I am now, starting my degree in September, without this course. I enjoyed all aspects, with my favourite modules being leadership and organisation, communication and counselling and physiology/anatomy.” — Eleise Evans
“Thank you to my lectures and staff they were always very approachable and supportive. I have met fantastic people and made great friends through my time at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.” — Eva Castro Jara
“I’ve really enjoyed this course, it really made me understand more about myself and others around me.” — Kirsty Briscoe
“This course will lead to more opportunity and knowledge for your future.” — Sophie Webb
Course Length: Flexible exit points:
Nursing Studies and Health (CertHE) – 1 year
Nursing Studies and Health (DipHE) – 2 years
Options available to study a 3rd year BSc in other UWTSD Health related programmes