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How we will deliver your course: Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (undergraduate)

Programmes this information applies to: 

FdSc. Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme

1. Content of the course 

There are no planned changes to the course content.

New students 

The content of the programme is unchanged following approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in February 2020.

Returning students 

Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme March 21 cohort:

The content of the programme is unchanged following approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in February 2020.

2. Length of the course 

There are no planned changes to the length of the course.

3. How your course will be delivered 

New students 

Nursing Associate September 2021 cohort:

The NA Apprenticeship Programme follows a linear design delivery with modules running for 9 days (day release) over 9 weeks, rather than fitting into BUL term dates.

Induction Day 20/09/21: Online Delivery (synchronous)

  • CM1601 Developing Professional Practice (27/09/21-22/11/21): Online Delivery (synchronous)
  • CM1602 Developing Skills for Nursing Associates (06/12/21- 21/02/22): On campus (Uxbridge) delivery in-person
  • CM1603 Promoting Health and Well-Being across the Lifespan (28/02/22-16/05/22): On campus (Uxbridge) delivery in-person
  • CM1604 Introducing Work-Based Learning (23/05/22-18/07/22) Online Delivery (synchronous)
  • CM1605 Learning in Practice Part 1 (20/09/21-12/09/22): Year Long Practice Module

Personal Tutor Meetings: Remote Delivery

Practice Link Tutor Visits: In person at practice locations (once restrictions are lifted, until then remote delivery)

Self-Guided Learning: Online Delivery via the VLE in students own time.

Returning students 

Nursing Associate March 2021 cohort:

The NA Apprenticeship Programme follows a linear design delivery with modules running for 9 days (day release from practice) over 9 weeks, rather than fitting into BUL term dates.

  • CM1602 Introducing Skills for Nursing Associate (21/06/21-16/08/21): On campus (Uxbridge) delivery in-person
  • CM1603 Promoting Health and Well-Being across the Lifespan (13/09/21-08/11/21): On campus (Uxbridge) delivery in-person
  • CM1604 Introducing Work Based Learning (22/11/21-31/01/22): Online Delivery (synchronous)
  • CM1605 Nursing Associate Learning in Practice Part 1 (22/03/21-28/03/22): Year LongPractice Module

Introduction to Year 2 04/04/22 Remote Delivery (synchronous)

  • CM2601 Developing Evidence Based Practice (25/04/22-20/06/22): Online Delivery (synchronous)
  • CM602 Enhancing Skills for Evidence Based Practice (04/07/22-29/08/22): On campus (Uxbridge) delivery in-person
  • CM2603 Management and Collaborative Practice in Health Care (10/10/22-05/12/22) Remote Delivery (synchronous)
  • CM2604 Developing Work Based Learning (19/12/22-27/02/22) Online Delivery (synchronous)
  • CM2605 Nursing Associate Learning in Practice Part 2 (04/04/22-10/03/23): Year Long Practice Module

Personal Tutor Meetings: Remote Delivery

Practice Link Tutor Visits: In person at practice locations (when restrictions are lifted until then remote delivery)

Self-Guided Learning: Online Delivery via the VLE in students own time.

4. Cost of the course 

There are no changes to the cost of the course.

Access to a laptop or desktop PC is required for joining online activities, completing coursework and digital exams, and a minimum specification can be found here.
If you have any concerns about accessing a suitable device, please complete and return this form to enquire about the University’s loan laptop scheme.

5. Award

There are no planned changes to the qualification that is being awarded.

6. Feedback and consultation

We provide set times where you can talk to your lecturers and module leaders, either in person or via phone or Teams, to discuss academic matters relating to your course. You can also use these opportunities to obtain and discuss feedback on an assessment.

You can find availability on Blackboard Learn or email your lecturer to book an appointment. Please give as much notice as possible to help your lecturer find a time that suits you.

7. Personal tutoring

Your personal tutor is responsible for monitoring and supporting your academic and personal development both in your transition to university and between years. It is someone you can discuss, in confidence, your academic progress with or any special requirements you may need.

You can take part in group and one-to-one tutoring sessions that are flexible and responsive to your needs. You can book your session by emailing your personal tutor and arrange a time convenient for you.

You will find out who your personal tutor is during Welcome Week and have an opportunity to meet with them as a group in week 1.

8. Departmental communications and events

You can keep up with subject and module updates through Blackboard Learn. We will also send important updates to your student email account, so please keep an eye on those.

We host other events where you can get updates and join in conversations with peers and lecturers from your department, you will receive an invite by email.

9. Student-led academic representation

Student reps are elected to represent the views of their course, department or college to improve the academic experience at Brunel. They gather views and opinions from students on things such as lectures, exams, assessment and feedback and then take a collective view to the University and Union in order to develop the student experience at Brunel.

We welcome feedback from our student community on matters relating to your experience through your student representatives or through your programme leaders. 

Find out who your course rep is here. You’ll also receive an email from your programme leader who will confirm your contact.

10. Peer-to-peer opportunities

You can also join our student societies which include Brunel OT and Brunel Physio and take part in our buddy systems. There are discussion boards available on Blackboard Learn where you can discuss subject matters with other students and academic staff.

Contact us 

If you have any specific questions about the above information, please email: CHMLS-TPO-biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

 

Disclaimer: We have used our best endeavours to plan for the coming academic year and to ensure the information on this page is correct at the time of publication. The information provided here is intended for the general guidance of students studying the University’s degree programmes listed above in the academic year 2021/22. The University will deliver the course of study as described unless there are changes outside of our control related to COVID-19. In such circumstances, the University will adjust the delivery of the course accordingly, and use its best endeavours to ensure equivalence.

Date of publication: 16.07.21