This course is designed to widen access if your qualifications or experience may generally be acceptable for entry to higher education, but are not appropriate for normal entry to a degree programme.
This course will enable you to develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to using skills appropriate for study in Higher Education.
You will improve your confidence in learning, study and approaches to finding information relevant to health and wellbeing courses and develop an understanding of, and insight into, a range of either nursing, health or social care subjects.
The course will allow you to gain experience in a variety of study methods prior to committing yourself to registering for a course.
You will be made aware of your current skills, gain new skills, and learn how these may be developed and transferred for studying on health and wellbeing courses.
What does this course allow me to progress on to?
Students on this LEAP course could apply through UCAS to a field of nursing or midwifery and would be offered one opportunity in the UCAS cycle to undertake the required tests or interview as below:
If you undertake LEAP and are unsuccessful at tests or interview you cannot re-apply in the same cycle. You are given the opportunity to apply in 2 consecutive UCAS cycles. Throughout this process you will be given the opportunity to undertake the alternative degrees as listed above.
This course is ideal if you have no formal qualifications, or qualifications that are not eligible for entry onto a degree course but would like to pursue a career in the health or social care sector.
If you are working in the health or social care sector, or wish to move into a career in health and social care, this course will allow you to access higher education courses including foundation degrees and degrees.
By undertaking this course, you will gain experience of a variety of study methods, prior to committing yourself to enrolling onto a degree course.
Jamie, LEaP graduate
Jamie had been out of the education system for 20 years and wanted to study for a BNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing. The LEaP course provided him with a way to access to this course.
“The LEaP Course was ideal for someone like me who has been out of the education system for 20 years; the course was constantly challenging but I found tasks and assignments realistic and achievable. The study skills sessions were great, I have never been confident in writing in an academic style but the lectures and lecturers made the process much easier and less intimidating.
I feel that LEaP gave me the necessary tools to commence my progression course with real confidence. I don’t just mean the academic side of things; when we started in September, the LEaP students already knew some of the lecturers and the locations and availability of facilities.
By the time I had reached my interview date I was confident of my choice of future career and that I was well equipped to succeed on the new degree course.”
The successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a range of courses in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, assisting you in pursuing a career in health and social care.
If you are undertaking this programme with the intention of applying for a professional programme you will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.
Full Time Route:
There are no formal entry requirements for the full time route. However, you are expected to demonstrate a commitment and motivation for health and social care study.
Part Time Route
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
Applicants must be 18 years old or above at the start of the course.
For both full time and part time routes, you must provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information.
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
If you have previously commenced a professional course (e.g. nursing, midwifery, social work, physiotherapy), it is important that you are aware that this may prevent you from being considered to progress to a professional course from LEAP. This is something we strongly recommend that you consider before applying for LEAP. Please contact HealthProfessionsfirstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance before applying
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Degrees which include foundation year will be charged at the lower foundation rate for the first year. Subsequent years will be charged at the University Standard Degree rate.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
If you are considering progressing to nursing or midwifery when you have successfully completed LEaP, please note only students meeting the eligibility criteria for an NHS bursary can be accepted onto the BNurs (Hons) Nursing courses and the BSc (Hons) Midwifery course. Please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students for further information relating to residency and eligibility criteria.