BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) - sponsored students/direct entry year 2

Sponsored students/direct entry year 2

This direct route to continue with your studies to gain a degree in Nursing (Adult Health Field) with professional registration at Plymouth University is available to Band 4 Associate/Assistant Practitioners currently in employment.

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 650 hours in relevant clinical practice area, completed during the FdSc Programme or subsequent employment as a Band 4 assistant practitioner or equivalent. A grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths is a requirement, although consideration may be given to Functional Skills Level 2.

Other requirements:

  • 2 referees: 1 from employer, 1 from academic/study area.
  • Potential sponsored applicants must have sponsorship agreed by their employer prior to applying to UCAS.

Admission and recruitment process

  • All potential applicants must apply through UCAS. 
  • Applicants who meet the entry criteria will be invited to a nurse recruitment day/interview. 

Welcome to programme


Students enrolled onto year 2 of the course will be invited to a welcome event to include:

  • Introduction to programme/modules
  • Introduction to web platforms/DLE/library
  • Orientation to university – opportunity to visit library, information technology suite, student gateway
  • Allocation and meeting with personal tutor/stage lead year 2
  • Mandatory training: moving and handling; basic life support; fire safety; safeguarding vulnerable adults; safeguarding vulnerable children; equity and diversity.