become a nurse

Are you someone who cares and wants to make a difference? Then becoming a nurse might just be the perfect career for you. Imagine being that person who helps and supports a patient all the way through from when they first need help and assistance until they are fully healed.

Usually, when you think of working in medicine or healthcare, thinking about becoming a nurse might not be your first thought. But nursing really is one of the most rewarding and versatile careers out there! There are so many areas of medicine and healthcare where you can do your bit and be a nurse, from children’s nursing to adult nursing and mental health nursing through to learning disability nursing, there are plenty of rewarding options.

Nurses are often responsible for a wide variety of patients, so they need to be highly organised, flexible, observant, able to assess patients and take responsibility for determining the best course of action. Did you know that nursing is one of the most employable degrees to hold in the UK? With most graduates gaining employment within the first 6 months of completing the course.

How to Become a Nurse

First things first, you need to decide which field of nursing you would like to enter into, as your specialism in nursing will decide exactly what qualifications you are going to need, but as a general guide you’re going to need at least two (usually three) A-levels, Highers, or equivalent qualifications at Level 3, plus supporting GCSEs including English, maths, and a science (usually biology or human biology). Courses often specify preferred or essential A level, Higher, or equivalent subjects, such as one science (Biology) or social science (Psychology).

So once you know which field of nursing you want to specialise in, you need to check what the entry requirements are, this can be done with the university directly or with UCAS. A simple Google search will find you the information you need on how to become a nurse in that field.

Need a Level 3 Qualification to start your Nursing Career Journey?



14 day money back guaranteeThe Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care is an excellent course for career progression purposes or to study further in health and social care. Designed to give a solid understanding of the requirements of working within Health and Social care, this course is the perfect addition to any care workers CV.

Once successfully completed, this course will see you hold a nationally recognised qualification in Health and Social Care to help progress your career.

When can I start the courses? Right away.

How do I study the courses? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long are the courses? 1 or less (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? Full course information.

Can I spread the cost of my fees? Yes, we offer simple payment options with no interest.

Online Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online. Where can I study from? UK or Internationally. Are there entry requirements? Aged 16 or above with good understanding of English, numeracy and ICT. What qualification do I get? ncfe cache Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care. What can I do with the qualification? Gain entry to higher level courses, or begin working in the sector at entry level. When can I enrol? At any time. How long is the course? You have up to one year (365 days) to complete the course. 180 guided study hours in total.

More Information

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care course is designed for learners who want a career in health and social care. Health and social care services are important to ensure the physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals within the society. These services are aimed at adults and older people and can be provided at the individuals’ residential home or in day centres and supported housing. The Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care is an excellent course for career progression purposes or to study further in health and social care. This course is intricately designed to tutor you on the importance of health and social care, its roles and responsibilities, and on safeguarding within the industry. How equality, diversity and inclusion plays a huge role in health and social care will then be examined. You will then move onto explore the human growth and development and the ways to promote it through health and social care. Upon the successful completion of this course, learners will be able to progress to the Level 3 Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care to further their knowledge or to take their career to the next level. The course is delivered in 3 modules of study:
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care [K/507/1406].
  • Human growth and development [M/507/1407].
  • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care [T/507/1408]
The course is assessed through completed assessments that are marked by your course tutor. Grading system used: A*–D (to pass an assignment you must achieve a grade D or above).

This course is awarded by:

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership. NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward. Our Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care is delivered through our educational partner NCC Home Resources Ltd – 00333445690.