All students require a fitness-to-practice assessment before beginning the course, and Occupational Health carries this out. This will cover vaccination status and if you are physically able to carry out the role.
You will need to cover manual handling techniques as part of mandatory training, and this includes the use of equipment such as hoists, slide sheets, etc.
Depending on which university, it is commonplace for 1.5 hours maximum of travelling one way to placement, and placements can last anything from 4 weeks to 3 months, depending on your university of choice. I recommend you discuss this with the universities you are interested in applying to.
Sometimes, this can be physically demanding depending on the situation, so it is best that you have a chat with the universities and enquire.
Best of luck
Nat - 2nd year BSc Adult Nursing