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Health and Social Care Application Support

The key to a good application

Alongside your qualifications and passion, the tricky part to any health and social care application is showcasing the skills you have and demonstrating how they apply to your chosen career and the NHS core values you will need to uphold.

Here our students provide their top tips on succeeding at interview.



Application development

Your experiences develop the strength of your application.

Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required of those in the profession you are considering joining. The NHS values are key to all our health courses. For further information on the standards required of students please refer to the code of conduct and ethics for your chosen profession. Nursing and Midwifery and Other Allied Health professions

There are many ways you can gain experience - this might be as part of a programme of study or in a paid or voluntary capacity, and doesn’t always need to be within a care setting. Interacting with people with different life experiences will help you develop a deeper level of understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. In your personal statement please reflect upon your learning from any of these experiences demonstrating an understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course.

You will be invited to attend an interview/selection event if these key elements are included in your personal statement.

Feel you need some more experience?

View some examples of where to look »

Need help with writing your personal statement?

Our crib sheet can help »





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Find out about the application process and how you can fund your studies.





The selection process and what to expect

Our health and social care courses' selection process doesn’t have to seem daunting, please check out our FAQ’s to put your mind at ease and learn what is expected of you on the day.

Prepare for your selection event.


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