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Children and Young People’s Nursing BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    B702

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Starting:

    September and April

  • Fees UK:

    £9,250

  • Fees International:

    £15,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing is now open for applications for September 2021 start. You can apply now to study BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing via UCAS and the Apply Now button above. 

Our three-year Children and Young People’s Nursing course shapes your caring and compassionate attributes to provide excellent evident based knowledge to nurse children and young people from birth to adolescence.

Our programme is structured to provide you with a strong foundation in Children and Young People’s Nursing and equips you with effective practical skills with a blended approach to learning. You are supported throughout the course by a dynamic, highly skilled team of tutors and practitioners within practice and beyond.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

Updated 08/12/2020

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Course Content


  • Our three year Children and Young People’s Nursing programme gives you the ability to cope with a demanding and satisfying profession, leading to a BSc Children and Young Peoples Nursing (Hons) and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

    We offer extra student support throughout your studies and during practice, meaning you are a supported by a Nursing Academic during your placement. Our University is part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students.

    Taught elements will include:

    • Discovering your Identify as Children and Young Peoples Nursing.
    • Medication management.
    • Transforming and leading in Children Services.
    • Detailed anatomy and physiological of the child and young person.
    • An understanding of Mental Health in Children and Young People.
    • Assessing, planning and providing nursing care.

    90% of our students have told us that they believe that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics and they had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course (UNISTATS, 2017). Our Children and Young People’s Nursing course is ranked 10th in subject in the Best UK University Guardian League table (2021) .

    We have implemented a dedicated Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programme to support you in managing young peoples’ mental health and emotional wellbeing, providing a holistic approach to nursing.

    Within our new University campus is a purpose built clinical ward where you can learn and develop your skills through practice-based, hands-on training. Through multiple methods of teaching you will experience skills training that offers the most hyper realistic manikins available which will challenge your notion of simulated realism. Added to this is our new Virtual Reality Training system (the first to be used in undergraduate Nursing) and the latest in advanced technology for simulation.

    Choose to study with us and you will have the perfect combination of our experience, bespoke placements and the latest technology to prepare for this chosen career.

    For more information, please view this video which explains our active blended approach.

    List of modules:

      • Module code: FHS_IPE20
        Status: Compulsory
      • Module code: NPR1027
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to develop nursing students self awareness personal and professional resilience and professional identity as a nurse understanding how health science social and political knowledge behaviour vocabulary and skills form their nursing identity. Additionally the module will develop communication skills and understanding of how constructive feedback can be used to evaluate self and effect positive change.
      • Module code: NPR1028
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide the student nurse with underpinning theoretical knowledge of the scientific legal professional and personal context of nursing in order to participate in practice safely ethically and lawfully across all fields of nursing and within a range of clinical practice settings.
      • Module code: NPR1029
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to equip nursing students with the theoretical foundation skills and evidenced based knowledge to fully participate in person centred decision making influence positive lifestyle choices and beginning the students? own professional development.
      • Module code: NPR1030
        Status: Compulsory
      • Module code: NPR1031P
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide the essential clinical learning and simulation and practice experiences a student requires to achieve the NMC proficiences enabling progression through to the 2nd part of the programme. Through their electronic portfolio (Pebblepad) signed by their practice supervisor and practice assessor and moderated by the academic assessor students will demonstrate achievement of the skills and professional behaviours identified at the first progression point by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. During clinical learning all students will be required to undertake clinical skills via a range of simulation techniques to meet the Achievement of Proficiency in the PAD. These will be signed off by the Module Team/Practice Assessor.
      • Module code: NPR2067
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to further develop adult children and young people?s mental health and learning disability nursing students self-awareness personal and professional resilience and professional identity as a nurse deepening understanding of how health science social and political knowledge behaviour vocabulary and skills form their nurse identity and enable them to problem solve within their field of nursing. Additionally the module will further develop communication skills including responding to constructive feedback to evaluate self and effect positive change.
      • Module code: NPR2068
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to build on and further develop adult children and young people?s learning disability and mental health student nurses theoretical knowledge advancing their critical understanding and application of the generic and field specific scientific legal and professional context of nursing enabling them to initiate safe practice that is ethical and lawful across all fields of nursing and within a range of clinical practice settings.
      • Module code: NPR2070
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to further develop Children and young people nursing students professional development theoretical foundation skills and evidenced based knowledge to initiate family centred decision making influence positive lifestyle choices to improve health outcomes and understand the appropriateness and quality of care to effect service development.
      • Module code: NPR2073
        Status: Compulsory
      • Module code: NPR2074P
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide the essential clinical learning and simulation and practice experiences students require to achieve the set of NMC proficiencies enabling progression through to the 3rd part of the programme. Through the electronic portfolio (Pebblepad) signed by their practice supervisor and practice assessor and moderated by the academic assessor students will demonstrate achievement of the skills and professional behaviours relevent to chosen field of nursing identified at the second progression point by the Nursing and midwifery council. During clinical learning all students will be required to undertake clinical skills via a range of simulation techniques to meet the Achievement of Proficiency in the PAD. These will be signed off by the Module Team/Practice Assessor.
  • The following are essential requirements for all pre-registration nursing programmes;

    Applicants must be 18 years old by the 2nd month of commencing pre-registration nursing programmes and all applicants must have 10 years of consecutive education.

    All applicants must have:
    • English Language and Maths GCSE, or the equivalent, at grade C/4 or above. These must be achieved prior to commencement of the course. (Common equivalents are: Functional skills level 2 and 3, Key skills level 2 and 3, Adult Literacy/Numeracy Level 2).
    • Evidence of recent academic study completed within the last five years.
    • If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 before the course commences.
    You also need one of the following qualifications:
    • BCC at A level
    • BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or
    • National Diploma at DMM
    • A kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
    • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree
    • Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level)
    • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above.

    Please note that we may consider other qualifications not listed above on an individual basis, please contact our Admissions team to discuss these in further detail: admissions2021@northampton.ac.uk

    All offers of a place on the programme are subject to:
    • successful Occupational Health Screening,
    • satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report, and
    • successful interview by the University.
    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a 7.0 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • International Full Time: £15,900
    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU Full Time: £9,250
    • International Full Time: £15,750
    Additional Costs
    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associated with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks.

    Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

  • You will be expected to study a minimum of 2,300 hours theory and 2,300 hours practice across the 3 years.

    The practical placements that you will take throughout this course will be in a variety of health, education and social care settings. The placement learning opportunities are throughout Northamptonshire and beyond.

    Our students benefit from a whole variety of bespoke placements from hospices, secure units, schools, sexual health clinics and beyond, within the community and hospital. We work collaboratively with our colleagues in large childrens hospitals to allow you unique access to specialties you may not see locally.

    This course is compliant with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements. For more information on educational standards required for nursing please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Council web pages.

    Opportunities Abroad*

    The University of Northampton is one of only four universities in the country to belong to the European Nursing Module. This offers the possibility of a two week placement in one of around 24 different European countries.

    You can experience a different health system, culture and life experience and gain an insight into the issues that are faced in an overseas nursing environment. This opportunity is available at a specifically negotiated time during your course, usually within the second or third stage of study.

    Please note that you will have to meet the entire costs of this module yourself including flights, accommodation, food and travel within these countries where possible costs are kept to a minimum and financial help is available. The cost of the placement is dependent on the country you choose, it can range from approximately £500-800.

    The two weeks spent overseas for this module count as placement hours as agreed with the NMC.

    The University of Northampton is one of only three universities that offer this module as well as the 11 week Erasmus placement.

    In addition to the European placements, we also provide the opportunity to experience nursing on an international platform. Please ask at an Open day for further information.

    * All trips subject to national and local Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions.  See our situation update webpage for more on the University’s response to Covid-19

  • On successful completion of the course, it leads to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.

    From September 2019 we have been offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum is innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support. The curriculum offers placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International.

    NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council logo

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Successful completion of this course could lead on to one of our postgraduate programmes:

    At the University of Northampton, we offer a range of short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes. These will enable you to learn new skills, progress into specialisms or take on new responsibilities.

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • After applying via UCAS and meeting the entry requirements, you will be invited to an interview by our Children and Young People’s Nursing team.

    Our BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing offers two start dates: September and April this academic year. At the time of the interview, you will be interviewed for the next available start date which currently is September 2021. The start date is subject to change and subject to final confirmation upon successful interview. You will be notified by the University after your interview.

    Your interview will be held online using an online platform. You will receive further information and the interview joining in instructions from us by email before your interview.

    As part of your interview preparation, look out for health features in national newspapers. We also recommend you keep up to date with current health care and nursing issues by visiting the following sites:

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be continuously assessed throughout this course to test your knowledge. Placements will also be assessed to ensure that you can effectively apply theory into practice within a healthcare environment.

    What are some of the extra curricular events and activities I can get involved in?

    Some of the activities you may be involved in during your studies are:

    • Wellbeing Wednesday
    • British Sign Language
    • Community Project
    • MH First Aid training
    • Changemaker Silver and Gold Award.
    How will I be taught?

    From September 2019 we are offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum is innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support is always available. The curriculum also offers placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond.

    The course is split equally between practical placements and taught sessions on campus. Each module has specific time dedicated to face-to-face teaching and self-directed study.

    There is approximately 90 hours of face-to-face teaching in the first year of the course, this is reduced each year allowing you to become more confident in your knowledge and to hone your study techniques. You will be required to complete preliminary work for your sessions, much of this work will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment (NILE).*

    *Please see our situation update webpage for the latest information.

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Careers and Employability


You can work in general paediatrics to consolidate your knowledge. You can work in specialised areas such Neonates, Paediatric Emergency Departments or a children’s hospital.

You may wish to work in Health, School Nursing or Children’s Community services.

For further information visit the NHS careers website.