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Nurse education


The Keyll Darree Education and Training Team housed within Manx Care delivers a pre-registration nursing programme in partnership with the University of Chester. On successful completion of your professional training you will be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) in Mental Health or Adult and a full registration status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a first level nurse.

The nursing programme aims to provide professional nurse education which takes account of all the relevant professional and academic benchmarks, producing future nurses who must act first and foremost to care for and safeguard the public. 

The nursing programme has been designed to take account of the essential physical and mental health of people across the age continuum. The student nurse will spend a minimum of 2,300 hours in practice supported by a range of healthcare professionals and a minimum of 2,300 hours in the academic setting supported by nurse lecturers and clinical skills facilitators.

The nursing programme is delivered on a full time basis over three years. Successful applicants are awarded a tax-free bursary of £10,000 per year.

Students are placed at the centre of the learning experience and are expected to assume responsibility for their own educational development through reflection and management of their learning. Methods of learning and teaching emphasise student-centred techniques. This will facilitate the student to become an increasingly autonomous learner, able to identify their own learning needs and goals within the parameters of the programme.

Duration: 3 years
Start Date: September 2024
Study Mode: Full Time
Venue: Keyll Darree Education and Training Centre, Strang

Entry requirements

All applicants must be Isle of Man residents and must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Mathematics at Grade C/-Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) and a minimum of 112 UCAS points. Please note applicants must have evidence of recent study within the last 5 years, and must be 18 years or more on the commencement date of the course. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit evidence of their UK-based qualifications or validation of all their non-UK-based qualifications from recognised UK matriculation bodies like ENIC.

UCAS points must be obtained from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer BBC-BCC; BTEC Extended Diploma-DMM; BTEC Diploma- D*D*; OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2; OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - DMM; OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma - D*D*; Irish/Scottish Highers: B in four subjects; International Baccalaureate: 26 points; QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or Distinction; a Bachelor degree exit qualification. We accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs. FETAC Level 5 (Major Award) with all 8 subjects at Merit. NVQ/QCF/GNVQ/RQF level 2 and 3 do not meet the equivalent entry criteria.

The NMC states that for candidates originally from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), scores from the Internal English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted as evidence of literacy. The scores must be at least 7.0 in each section and the overall average score must be at least 7.0.

Nursing is both mentally and physically demanding and the good character and health of all successful applicants will be assessed to establish fitness to undertake our nurse education programme. A Disclosure & Barring Service certificate is required and will be carried out on all successful applicants. There is also a need for all successful candidates to provide two recent references from sources who are authentically reputable.

Contacts for further information

Programme Administrators
Telephone: +44 1624 651422

Dr Bernadette Devlin, Programme Leader

How to apply

Applications for the September 2024 intake are now closed.

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