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    Hello!! I'm new to this!!
    i want to apply for uni next year to go on the adult nursing corse, I have got my nvq level 2 in health and social care and I'm going to college to do maths, English and science but they don't give me enough ucas points to get on the corse.. Any ideas what I can do to get some more points?
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    (Original post by RiaChiceera91)
    Hello!! I'm new to this!!
    i want to apply for uni next year to go on the adult nursing corse, I have got my nvq level 2 in health and social care and I'm going to college to do maths, English and science but they don't give me enough ucas points to get on the corse.. Any ideas what I can do to get some more points?
    Thank you xxx
    Your best option is to email all of the universities you're interested in. Tell them all of the qualifications you have, and that you're really interested in their Adult Nursing course. Ask them what qualifications you would need to be able to gain access, and specifically what you should do. It's not worth ringing up because you need all the information in writing (in case there was ever a discrepancy with an offer, for example).

    They might recommend you do an Access course, or something slightly different to what you were planning, but at least you will have time to sort that out before September if you get in touch with them soon
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    I have rang the college and they said I can go on the access course but have to have A-C in maths and English to get on it which I don't have so it would have to be a ore access corse to get on the access course! Just seams loads of messing about and loads of time I just want to get on with it! It's all so complicated
    thank you xx
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    Can you not do level 3 health and social care? that would get you in.
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    Yeah I can but I'm doing them through work not a college so they don't offer as many ucas points... Would that matter? Xx
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    (Original post by RiaChiceera91)
    Yeah I can but I'm doing them through work not a college so they don't offer as many ucas points... Would that matter? Xx
    If you're doing it through work, does that mean that you're in a relevant field already? If so, that could be a great help to your application.

    Also, I read somewhere that you can do GCSE maths, English and science whilst doing the access course.


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    Yeah I already work In a residential home, my nvq level 2 has got 2 months left so can start my level three straight away. And then do my gsce along side. Do you think that will be enough to get in? Without ucas points? Xx
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    (Original post by RiaChiceera91)
    Yeah I already work In a residential home, my nvq level 2 has got 2 months left so can start my level three straight away. And then do my gsce along side. Do you think that will be enough to get in? Without ucas points? Xx
    If you go to the ucas website it says that 'Work-based Learning: NVQ Level 3' isn't accepted for nursing.
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    A mature student and contacted regarding my nvq, due to my relevant experience (which I wrote in length on my statement) theyve said I should be accepted, still awaiting a response though... I'm applying for childhood studies and psychology


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    I'll just go into uni and see what they say
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    Extra curricular subjects such as key skills often give a few extra points but not every university accepts them bare that in mind. You could also do a foundation year or an access course before moving on.
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    Yep key skills count, I added ALL my qualifications included the first aid ones and just added it under other as it wasn't under any of their qualifications. Write down all your experiences and how it relates to the course, the bits you've enjoyed and would like to study further (which coincidentally happens to be what they are offering you :-) its silly they don't take NVQs as some are taught better than others, I did 15 modules for my level 3, only needed to do 9, and was assessed very rarely through just observation alone! The amount of time and effort I put in! I work for the NHS ATM and if it's good enough for them!


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    Did you do any a levels of as subjects at all?


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    Iv done loads of training through work like health and safety, first aid, diabetes and things like that, then ill have my level 2 and I can start my level 3 in June... And hopefully my gsces in September..., but that's all iv got xx
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    How many points are you short?

    Have you thought about doing an AS (relevant one ofcourse)? You don't have to go on to A2 as its a qualification on its own.


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    What's an as? Iv never heard of it... And I don't know how many points iv got but I need to get 260 xx
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    Usually the universities will want 260 points from certain things, rather than 260 random points which have been accumulated from several sources. Usually they'll say the 260 should be from three A Levels. Looking at the UCAS tariff tables, they don't have the NVQ in health and social on there, so different entry requirements might apply.
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    Hopefully, why can't things just be straight forward xx
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    How old are you of you dont mind me asking?


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