You should be employed at NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 or 3 as a healthcare support worker (or equivalent). At the point of entry onto the course, you should be working in areas of adult, maternity, perioperative or children and young people's care.

A Healthcare Practice student measures a patient's heartbeat.

You will need to have agreed with your employer that you can attend one day of study release each week throughout the course. Employers usually pay a student's course fees. 

During the selection process, you will need to sit a numeracy and literacy test (equivalent to Level 2). This is followed by a face-to-face interview.

Last Updated: Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:54