Workforce, Education and Development Services

Pre-registration Education

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Pre-registration healthcare education is the level of education required for entry into a profession. Students on a professional healthcare course will become registrants (mandatory or voluntary) at the point of qualifying/registration.

The main recurrent pre-registration education programmes that WEDS commission each year can be seen below. In addition to this, funding may also be provided, in certain circumstances, for healthcare education and training where the need has been identified from the workforce plans and/or Welsh Government strategy.

Tuition fees are paid for all students who have secured an NHS Wales funded place on a course. Students may also be entitled to a salary or bursary. For more information please see NHS Wales Student Awards Services.

Allied Health Professionals (AHP)

BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Cardiff Metropolitan University 3 years Full time
Pg Diploma in Dietetics Cardiff Metropolitan University 2 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Cardiff University Glyndŵr University 3 years Full time
Pg Diploma in Occupational Therapy Cardiff University 2 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Cardiff University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Orthoptics non-welsh University 3 years Full time
Diploma in Paramedic Science Swansea University 2 years Full time
EMT Conversion Swansea University 1 year Full time
BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy Cardiff University 3 years Full time
BSC (Hons) Podiatry Cardiff Metropolitan University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging Cardiff University Bangor University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy and Oncology Cardiff University 3 years Full time
Cert HE Assistant Radiographic Practice (Diagnostic) Cardiff University Bangor University 1 year Full time
BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy Cardiff Metropolitan University 3 years Full time

Dental

Diploma in Dental Hygiene Cardiff University 2 years Full time
BSc in Dental Therapy and Hygiene Cardiff University 3 years Full time

Healthcare Science

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Respiratory & Sleep Science) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc Clinical Engineering UWE and in service 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science – Biomedical Science (blood science/Cellular science/genetics science/infection science) Cardiff Metropolitan University 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Blood Sciences - Clinical Biochemistry Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Blood Sciences - Genomics Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Clinical Science - Medical Physics Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Clinical Engineering Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in cellular Sciences - Reproductive Sciences - Clinical Embryology and Andrology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Infection Science - Clinical Microbiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Blood Sciences - Clinical Immunology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Blood Sciences - Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Blood Sciences - Haematology and Transfusion Science Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. Clinical Science in Neurosensory Sciences - Neurophysiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. Clinical Science in Neurosensory Sciences - Audiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. Clinical Science in Neurosensory Sciences - Cardiac Physiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Genomic Counselling Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Cellular Sciences - Histopathology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
M.Sc. in Cellular Sciences - Cytopathology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
Pg Cert Medical Illustration Cardiff University 2 years Full time

Nursing and Midwifery

BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health) Bangor University Cardiff University University of South Wales Swansea University 3 years Full time
BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health) Bangor University University of South Wales Swansea University 4 years Part time
BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health) Bangor University University of South Wales Swansea University 2 years for HCSWs Full time
Pg Diploma Nursing (all branches) Bangor University 2 years for those with a relevant first degree Full time
MSc Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health) Swansea University 2 years for those with a relevant first degree Full time
BN (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) Bangor University University of South Wales 3 years Full time
BN (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) Bangor University University of South Wales 4 years Part time
BN (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) Bangor University University of South Wales 2 years for HCSWs Full time
BMid Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) Bangor University Cardiff University Swansea University University of South Wales 3 years Full time

Other

Physicians Associates Swansea University Bangor University 2 years Full time

Pharmacy

Pre reg Pharmacy Training Cardiff University 1 years Full time
Pharmacy Technicians Cardiff University and in service 2 years Full time

Psychology

PhD Clinical Psychology Doctorate Cardiff University 3 years Full time