Section Menu

Children's Nursing PgDip

Overview

Children's nurses care for children and young people from birth to 18 years old in hospital and in the community. Children and young people can present with a range of conditions, from birth defects, accidents and injuries, to life-limiting or critical illnesses or which can result in the death of  a child. Children's nurses work in partnership with the child/young person, their parents and carers, involving them in the planning and delivery of their child's care and treatment. Children's nurses, in collaboration with other professionals, strive to promote health in children and young people to  ensure they enter into adulthood in good health.

This innovative and intensive two-year course aimed at students with an existing degree (2:2 or above) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the nursing care needs of children and families, including those with acute and long-term conditions. The course will also develop  your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing children's health needs, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system.

You'll experience a variety of clinical settings such as NHS acute Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. You'll also have a placement within a community healthcare setting.

Practice experience is gained in several world-renowned central and outer London hospitals including:

You will be allocated one of these hospitals as your host Trust during the course.

Success on this course makes you eligible to register as a children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Find out about nursing from our very own students:

Read this tumblr blog post of a women's experiences of being a paediatric nurse.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

Modules

You will be taught separately from the three-year undergraduate students and will study the following:

Year 1

  • Improving quality, change management and leadership
    This module focuses on inter-professional learning and will explore leadership, quality improvement and change within organisations from an inter-professional perspective. The module will look at strategic, evidence-based approaches to change management in a range of environments. It will integrate the perspectives of service users and take an inter-professional approach. 
  • Applied anatomy and physiology for children and young people
    This module further develops the anatomy physiology themes from prior knowledge, with a specific emphasis on application to child health and children’s nursing. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be explored in relation to children and young people. 
  • Fundamental concepts of caring for children, young people and families
    The purpose of this module is to provide the foundational knowledge that informs children’s nursing. It will provide a theoretical basis for developing core care skills whilst encouraging the examination of the role of the children’s nurse in contemporary society. Throughout the module you’ll explore how nurses facilitate active participation from children, young people and their families in decision making. You’ll examine concepts of professional and legal responsibilities related to care delivery. 
  • Building practice skills for children’s nursing
    The purpose of this module is to build upon learning and develop practice skills and knowledge. You’ll continue to use safe, simulated environments, supervised placement experiences, and independent learning opportunities. The module will focus on the development and use of appropriate professional values with a stronger emphasis on becoming more analytical and reflective in your problem solving skills. Additionally, you’ll be challenged to work towards developing effective clinical and communication skills to support practical care giving. 

Year 2

  • Enhancing practice skills for children’s nursing
    The purpose of this module is to prepare you to enhance your assessment and decision making skills whilst effectively managing care that promotes quality, health, safety, service user and staff wellbeing. You’ll be able to appraise your own learning and development needs as you approach the transition from student to registered practitioner. 
  • Care of the critically ill child and young person
    This module has been designed to integrate the application of theoretical and clinical knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to underpin managing the caring of the critically ill child and young person and their families. The module will build upon your knowledge and help develop a clinical reasoning approach to the care of a critically ill child or young person.
  • Applied pharmacology and medicine optimisation in children’s nursing
    This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of pharmacology and medicines optimisation. Medicines optimisation focuses on encouraging all healthcare professionals to work collaboratively with each other and patients to optimise the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions (NICE 2015). This module will relate this to the care of children, young people and their families, with an emphasis on clinical application. It will explore and discuss the general principles of pharmacodynamics and the complexities of pharmacokinetics in relation to the child. Commonly used medications will be identified and explored in the context of a variety of care settings. This module will consider and evaluate the role and responsibilities of the nurse in relation to the safe administration of medication in clinical practice, including competency with drug calculations. 
  • Research in health and social care
    The purpose of this module is to consolidate and extend your knowledge of research approaches and methods and enhance your ability to be a critical user of research evidence. The module examines philosophical and theoretical perspectives underpinning health and social care research approaches including exploration of research design and key aspects of data gathering and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The module will develop practical skills for identifying, critical reviewing and synthesising research evidence relevant to professional practice.

Employability

Children's nursing as a career

Day-to-day duties of a children's nurse are varied; from administering drugs and injections, recording observations on vital signs such as pulse and temperature, to explaining treatments and procedures to gain consent from parents/guardians.

With experience, there are multiple opportunities for specialisation as your career progresses – such as: counselling, intensive care, cancer care, child protection, ambulatory care, orthopaedics and asthma.

Working hours and salary

Hours can be demanding for paediatric nurses. Long shifts, unsocial hours and possibly being called to work at the last minute are all common. A children's nurse starts on a salary around £21,000. However, with career progression and developed experience this can extend to well over £50,000. (Prospects)

Career progression 

All graduates are offered the opportunity to apply for employment with the NHS Trusts and hospitals where they gained experience during training when posts are available. The course has an excellent record in graduate employment, including working overseas, and covering a range of qualified nurse positions.

Successful graduates of the PgDip can top-up to an MSc in one year and will be qualified to study a range of further specialist postgraduate pathways. With additional experience, advanced practice is available at masters level with the potential to progress to doctorate studies. Find out more about professional development opportunities through our online CPPD prospectus.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
  • Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
  • mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Placements

Time spent on placement

During the course you will spend 50% of your time involved in academic study and 50% in clinical practice within a broad variety of healthcare settings. A clinical practice placement allows you to put theory into practice by working with a range of health professionals in clinical situations to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to become a competent nurse.  Although sometimes initially challenging, practice learning is one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of learning to be a nurse.

Clinical Settings

LSBU is affiliated with the top teaching hospitals and Trusts in London, including Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). At LSBU you will experience a variety of clinical settings such as NHS acute Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. You will also undergo a placement within the community.

We're proud to partner with: 

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Evelina London Children's Hospital at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Variety Children's Hospital at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust

Structure of placements

Placements are spread over the two years:

Your initial placements are designed to introduce you to working in a professional setting and to develop essential care and basic assessment skills, infection control and learn about safeguarding vulnerable people.

You will then build on the experience gained from Year one and will begin to take on more responsibility, progressing your clinical reasoning skills and begin to look after small groups of patients making confident, proactive decisions for their health and management with less supervision.

You will also have the opportunity to choose a four week elective placement in which you can pick a speciality (e.g. working with Clinical Nurse Specialists, specialist services or independent and 3rd sector providers), or a different context of care (e.g. prison, private health care facility, social care, charity, hospice etc.), or a lived experience of a certain condition (e.g. charity work, carer shadowing, etc.) During your final year, you will require less supervision and will be responsible for a small group of patients.

Support from a mentor

Whilst in the clinical placement we ensure our nursing students receive continuous support and guidance from a dedicated mentor and practice learning teams made up of lecturers and practitioners.

Find out more about nursing placements through our student and graduate testimonials.

Staff

Kate Davies

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Kate has been a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing since September 2015. She qualified as a children’s nurse in 1994, and since 2000 specialised as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology in several London Trusts.


Stuart Hibbins

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Stuart has worked in neurosurgery, neurology, theatres, neonates, intensive care and accident and emergency. While working as ward manager at King's College Hospital (KCH), he completed a retrospective study to evaluate the treatment of children with hydrocephalus.


Lorraine Highe

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Lorraine is a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, and also holds an appointment in paediatric intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Jacqueline Johnstone

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Jacqueline is a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing. She is a children’s nurse with additional qualifications in Neonatal Specialist and Advanced Care. Prior to joining LSBU, Jacqueline was an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber in a level 3 neonatal centre.


Dr Stephen McKeever

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Stephen is an adult and paediatric nurse, with extensive clinical experience in the care of the critically ill child. His research interests are neuromonitoring, pain/sedation, and engaging nurses in evidence based practice.


Sarah Mobbs

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Sarah Mobbs is a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing within the School of Health and Social Care. She specialises in children’s nursing with interests in communication with children, young people and their families and organisational dynamics and leadership.


Prof. Alison Twycross

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Head of Children’s Nursing and Professor of Children's Nursing

Prof. Alison Twycross is Head of Children's Nursing and Professor of Children's Nursing. Alison is an experienced researcher who is recognised internationally in the area of acute pain in children.


Facilities

Children's skills laboratories

We have two Children's skills laboratories which are set up like nursing wards. The skills labs are used by all student nurses throughout their on-campus study time at LSBU. They learn manual handling of patients, basic life support skills and skills specific to the field of nursing.

SimMan

The nursing wards have simulator mannequins; SimMan, SimBaby and SimMom. These life-size mannequins are computer controlled and can be programmed with various clinical conditions. These are operated by a computer in real-time and so respond to a students' actions. They also allow students to see the outcome of specific interventions in certain scenarios, which could make the patient better or deteriorate quite quickly.

The mannequins are used to teach students how to recognise clinical signs, and to also associate those clinical signs with the actions they are taking to care for the patient.  SimMan can be male or female with fully accurate anatomy and can breathe, blink, sweat, speak and groan in pain as well as have a pulse. Read more about SimMan.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require:

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degree are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio.
  • In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.

Attributes and values

Nursing is a very competitive career and it is important you make a high quality application to us. Here are some tips on what attributes, skills and values we are ideally looking for in an LSBU nursing student:

  • Meet the required entry requirements for LSBU nursing courses
  • Good understanding of basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Impeccable communication, caring and helping skills
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Reliable, patient and understanding
  • Motivated
  • Dedicated to a career in nursing and fully comprehend the responsibilities of the role
  • Personal qualities and values in line with those expected by the NHS constitution.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All applicants are required to make an APL claim. You may apply for APL through both certificated learning and the production of a portfolio to demonstrate achievement of programme outcomes for the programme you have applied for through experience. If you are offered a place on the course you'll be provided with guidance notes to assist you in constructing this.

Interviews and assessments

As part of the selection process, you'll be expected to undertake a computer based assessment on campus which identifies your attributes for nursing and gives you an indication of various scenarios you might face. You'll also be asked to complete an interview and numeracy and literacy test. Strong numeracy and literacy skills are essential for nursing students. 

Download and practice our sample tests:

If offered a place, you must successfully complete both a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health check, and provide proof of ordinary residency requirements and satisfactory references. A valid passport is required for enrolment purposes.

English language

For those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
B731
Application method

Although this is a postgraduate course, all students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full details on how to do this is supplied on the How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

When making your UCAS application you will need to apply for your chosen field of nursing practice. 

Seven stages to your application

  1. Attend an Open Day 
  2. Apply to us through UCAS
  3. Write your personal statement and use this as a tool to illustrate why you are right for the course
  4. Write your APL claim
  5. Take the MENDAS psychometric test
  6. Carry out the literacy and numeracy tests 
  7. Prepare for your interview

Personal statements

Remember the personal statement is extremely important. This is essentially a selling tool on why you are right for the course. The personal statement is taken into consideration when shortlisting applicants for interview. Download our Personal Statement Guide (PDF File 160 KB).

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All applicants are required to make an APL claim. You may apply for APL through both certificated learning and the production of a portfolio to demonstrate achievement of programme outcomes for the programme you have applied for through experience. You are permitted to claim up to 50% APL when applying to study with us using prior work and academic experience, for example: previous health or science based Degree studies, Foundation degree etc. You will be provided with guidance notes to assist you in constructing this.

Situational test 

Once you have made your application to us, you will be invited to complete a 30 minute multiple choice situational test online which is part of your assessment for the course. The test is taken at home and you will be sent instructions on completing this. Within this assessment we are measuring your knowledge, abilities, attitudes and personality traits to see if you possess the right characteristics for nursing. When completing the test, think carefully about your answers, answer truthfully, take your time and do not panic.

Numeracy and literacy tests

If your application has been successfully shortlisted you will be invited to take a numeracy and literacy test. 

You will undertake the numeracy test first and if successful in passing this you will be asked to complete the literacy test. Those that do not pass the numeracy test will be informed their application will go no further on the day. The numeracy and literacy tests will take 30 minutes each. 

Strong numeracy and literacy skills are essential for a career in nursing. To help prepare for the numeracy and literacy assessments you should do some revision to help you feel confident about the tests. Look back at your GCSE or Functional Skills work in English and Mathematics to refresh your memory.

Download and practice our sample tests:

There is no parking available at the University, please use public transport to make your journey to the campus.

Interviews

If you have successfully completed the numeracy and literacy tests you will be invited, through UCAS Track, to attend an interview at a given time and date. Attendance at face to face interviews is essential for all courses. Service colleagues from NHS Trusts form part of the group interview panels. Download and read our Interview Guidance (PDF File 88 KB) to help you prepare for your interview.

You will also need to complete a Declaration of character and conduct form (PDF File 166 KB) and the Interview declaration form (PDF File 44 KB) and bring these with you to your interview.

There is no parking available at the University, please use public transport to make your journey to the campus.

If you are travelling further than 100 miles to attend the numeracy and literacy assessment and the interview, it may be possible to arrange for the numeracy and literacy tests and the interview to be undertaken on the same day, email lsbuadmissions@lsbu.ac.uk if you would like to discuss organising this.

The multiple mini interview process

Applicants are invited in small groups for interview. You will be introduced to the 'Interview Coordinator', either by the admissions tutor or a member of the team. The interview process will be explained to you so that you are clear what to expect on the day. You will then be escorted by one of the team and led to the seating area in the interview area. Applicants move around individual stations to be interviewed by separate interviewers in a one-to-one face-to-face interview. The starting point for each applicant is different but each interviewer will ask the same question of all applicants in turn. Four minutes is allowed for each answer and a minute for moving between stations.

In addition the first interviewer will ask a starter question so the time spent with the first  will be eight minutes. 

After you have answered the last question you will be given a written question. You will be allowed five minutes to write a short written answer.

Applicants with a long distance to travel

If you have to travel a long distance you can request to be interviewed on the same day as your Literacy-Numeracy test. The first sitting of tests is at 2.00pm which means that if you are successful you will be ready for interview at 4pm,  the last interview session of the day.

Preliminary fee assessment

At your interview we start the process of checking your eligibility for NHS funding.

In order for us to ascertain your eligibility for NHS funding, download the Preliminary Fee Assessment Form (PDF File 65 KB), complete and bring it with you to the interview. Also, ensure you bring along your evidence as noted in the letter which will enable us to assess your residency status.

Venue 

You will be advised of the location of your interview and be met by a 'Health Interview Assistant', who is a Student Ambassador or member of staff. They will make you feel comfortable and should be able to answer your queries about being a university student. If you have been accompanied by anyone they will be asked to wait in a quiet area until your interview is over.

Identity check

Your identity will be checked against your Passport or Driving Licence. It is really important that you remember to bring your ID.  Unfortunately, if you forget this we will not be able to interview you. 

Information regarding results

When the interview has finished you will be given information and advice as to what happens next, should you be either successful or unsuccessful.

Results

These will be made available through UCAS Track usually within two weeks.

If you are unsuccessful the application process for this year is over. Your application will not be accepted for either 'Extra' or 'Clearing'. LSBU will however accept another application for the following year. It is important that you read the comments in the results statement, so that you are prepared for any other interviews you may have. 

If you are successful you will be invited to an Offer Holder day, which aims to help you make a final decision on whether to accept our offer or not. You will meet some of the team in the Department and take part in some 'taster' sessions.

Headstart day

Future students will be invited to meet with other students starting at the same time. There will be tours of the university library, lectures and teaching sessions and plenty of opportunity to make new friends, meet staff and to feel better prepared for starting your studies with us.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book your time with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience. And when you're ready to apply join one of our Postgraduate Application Sessions. There, we take small groups of up to four people through the application process. Look online for the next of our Advice Sessions or Postgraduate Application Sessions.

Fees and funding

Funding for pre-registration postgraduate programmes 2017/18 intake

Currently the funding of health education is going through a transition period from student bursaries to student loans.  The Government has now published its response to the consultation on implementing the funding reforms.

The consultation recognises the valuable contribution of postgraduate applicants and has advised that students commencing pre registration postgraduate programmes in the 2017/18 academic year will be eligible to apply for an NHS Bursary. Commissions for places are likely to remain similar to 2016/17 levels for this period.

Application dates for new starters and guidance on how to open a BOSS account are available on the NHS Business Services Authority website.

For the latest information see the Council of Deans briefings and website The Funding Clinic.

Postgraduate Advice Service

You are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Postgraduate Advisors. They offer a 30 minute face-to-face session where you can get tailored advice on fees and funding. Book a 1-2-1 Advice Session.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts.

Overview of scholarships and fee discounts for postgraduate students. Key scholarships and discounts below.

Vice-Chancellor Scholarships

Students holding an offer of a place on a postgraduate course will be invited to apply for a Vice-Chancellor Scholarships.

LSBU Graduate Loyalty Scheme

This scheme gives eligible undergraduate students and alumni a discount of their taught postgraduate tuition fees when they enrol on one of our postgraduate taught courses starting this year. Read more about the Graduate Loyalty Scheme.

Postgraduate Advice Service

You are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Postgraduate Advisors. They offer a 30 minute face-to-face session where you can get tailored advice on fees and funding.
Book a 1-2-1 Advice Session

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

  • Emma Williams, PgDip Children’s Nursing, career change

    13 years after graduating from her first degree and pursuing a career in television, Emma Williams decided to change course and study a fast-track PG/Dip Children's Nursing at LSBU.

  • Jessica Maycock, PgDip Children's Nursing

    Jessica Maycock, PgDip Children's Nursing

    Jessica kept thinking of a career in nursing, inspired by living with three nurses and their realistic descriptions of their daily working lives. This brought her to studying a PgDip at LSBU.

  • SimMan

    SimMan

    The School of Health and Social Care uses a variety of mannequins to help students learn clinical skills in a simulated care environment in laboratories.

  • Emma Ballinger, alumna, Children's Nursing BSc (Hons)

    Emma Ballinger, alumna, Children's Nursing BSc (Hons)

    Emma's time at LSBU was a hands-on practical experience which led her to volunteer in Nairobi, as well as have many placement opportunities. Emma now works at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Prepare to start

The following information is for applicants once you have been successful at interview and have been offered a place on your chosen course.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and Declaration of character and conduct form

You are required to complete a declaration at your interview and declare any previous convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands. After the interview you will also be asked to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB). Have a look at our DBS process for applicants and Declaration of Character and Conduct information to find out more.

To check the categories as identified by the DBS as being filtered and will therefore not be included in any criminal record certificate issued by the DBS look at the filtering rules for the criminal record check certificates. For more information please read our DBS FAQs.

To complete the DBS application and get your ID documents checked, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Please complete the online DBS application and ensure you refer to the corresponding DBS course title (PDF File 462 KB) when completing your application, to ensure we can track your application.

Organisation: LSBUHSC
Password: london2013

If you already have a DBS certificate and are part of the DBS update service, we need to see the hard copy of your DBS certificate. You’ll also need to e-mail hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk the details below so that we can perform a status check on the update service website:

  • Your DBS certificate number
  • Your name as it is on the DBS certificate
  • Your date of birth

Step 2:

Once you have completed this process, please ensure you bring three accepted ID documents so we can verify your application. You can visit the Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building during working hours, Monday-Friday (9am-11am, 1pm-4pm). No appointment is needed. Please find the link above with a list of the appropriate ID.

Please note:
If you are unable to physically come to campus and show your three forms of required ID, you can use the Post Office which offers an identity document checking service for a fee of £10.50.

  • Take photocopies of your 3 items of ID documents and the 3 original documents with you.
  • The Post Office will stamp the form and the photocopies and give them back to you
  • Documents will then need to be scanned (including their post office receipt so that we know that it has gone through due process) and sent to hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk

If you have further questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Occupational health

You need to complete an occupational health assessment once you have been given an offer on a health and social care course.

Download and print the following documents on vaccination guidelines and carefully read the guidance on the occupational health process:

You must take the GP vaccination and screening history form to your GP for them to complete, sign and stamp. This must be done prior to enrolment. This form also needs to be taken to the meeting with the occupational health nurse following enrolment in which the nurse can check immunisation status and confirm this for your placement. You should be aware that if you do not complete the occupational health process you will not be permitted on placement and this may jeopardise your continuation on your course.

Applicants who have met the conditions of an offer need to download and complete an online medical questionnaire. This will go to our current occupational health provider. Any delays in completing the medical questionnaire will delay enrolment. For further information please read our Occupational Health FAQs.

If you have any more questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Holidays

You will receive fixed holiday periods, which will not follow the normal University timetable. Further details will be available upon commencement of the course.

Practice placements

Practice placements are provided under our contract with NHS Trusts and other organisations. On some health and social care courses you may find local arrangements require you to attend practice placements outside the normal work hours (evening, nights, weekends and bank holiday).

Uniform

If you are required to wear a uniform on placement and during some practical sessions in the skills laboratories then this will be provided along with a formal name badge.

ODP students will be required to wear theatre scrubs on placement, which will be supplied by the host Trust.  During practical sessions in the skills laboratories you will be required to wear LSBU scrubs which will be provided, along with a formal name badge. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs. No further items will be issued, and you'll have to pay for any additional or replacement uniform.

Changes

If you wish to change your address, change your personal details or withdraw your application, you must put this in writing to the Admissions Office who you can email at lsbuadmissions@lsbu.ac.uk.

 
Top of page
Teaching excellence framework
This course is still open for 2017 to international applicants
Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK/EU

Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

Get in touch

Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

Get in touch
 
Top of page