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Pre-registration courses

Pre-registration courses are available to graduates who already hold a first degree and are looking to gain a registration with a professional healthcare body such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

We currently offer a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Nursing (Adult, Child and Mental Health pathways).

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

Physiotherapy student massaging patient's leg
You will spend a minimum of 1,000 hours on practice placement.

This accelerated pre-registration masters programme gives you the opportunity to pursue a career in physiotherapy if you already hold a first degree in a related subject. You will also gain a masters qualification enabling you to progress through the ranks once you have the requisite level of practice experience.

Our MSc Physiotherapy is currently the only pre-registration Masters programme we offer.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Nursing

Our NHS funded, two year full-time Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) courses, will give you the credentials you need to be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified nurse in: Adult, Child or Mental Health specialisms.

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Nursing (Adult)

This PGDip will give you the credentials you need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course represents a combination of theoretical work and clinical practice.  

Student nurse talking to mother and child

Nursing (Children)

The PGDip in Child Nursing is a two year full time course that gives you everything you need to begin your child nursing career; a combination of theoretical work, along with clinical placements.

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Nursing (Mental Health)

The PGDip in Mental Health Nursing will allow you to acquire higher level skills of critical thinking, reasoning and analysis whilst giving you the essential skills to begin your career.

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