CU Scarborough launches new two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree to support new role

CU Scarborough has launched a new two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree, which is designed to meet the educational requirements to support the newly-created nursing associate role

By Lyndsey Young
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 4:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 4:36 pm
CU Scarborough launches new two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree
CU Scarborough launches new two-year Nursing Associate Foundation Degree

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic CU Scarborough, which is part of the Coventry University Group, has seen a rise in enquiries about its nursing degree courses as people across the area are inspired by those leading the fight against Covid-19.

The campus offers three-year degrees in Adult Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing and Mental Health Nursing, and is currently working to increase the number of places available to support even more students who aspire to pursue a career in the profession.

The Nursing Associate Foundation Degree is set to begin in September, with applications now being accepted, and will be made up of 50 percent theory and 50 percent placement.

Claire Barwick, Head of Curriculum for Health, Education and Nursing at CU Scarborough, said: “We already run the course as an apprenticeship but this new format is an exciting development for the region and will provide opportunities to a wider range of people, and we expect it to attract students from right across the area."

Successful graduates will be able to register as a nursing associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work supporting registered nurses, delivering hands-on care in a wide variety of clinical settings.

The course can also offer graduates a pathway to other nursing roles, further enhancing the career opportunities available.

Claire said: “There is a lot of respect being given to those in the nursing profession, and many people who might not have thought about it before now are considering nursing as a career.

“We are now working with local providers to deliver even more fantastic placement opportunities that will give essential hands-on experience as we look to increase capacity and support a higher number of nursing students."

Further details about CU Scarborough’s Nursing Associate Foundation Degree is available by visiting