Building on your qualifications

If you’ve already got the relevant qualifications necessary to continue on your nursing career pathway, but don’t have any experience in a healthcare setting, check your current level of education below to see our recommendations.

GCSEs, A levels or equivalent level 2 or 3 qualifications

With level 2 or 3 qualifications, such as GCSEs in English and maths or A levels, you're equipped to move towards a career as a nurse in a number of ways.  

First, get some relevant healthcare experience – you can do this by volunteering, shadowing or undertaking some work experience in a healthcare environment. Get in touch with us at to find out how.

Once you have this experience, decide whether you’d like to study full time or earn as you learn.