About the course
This programme provides the educational framework for students to work as a nursing associate to deliver effective, safe and responsive care across a wide range of health and care settings.
Nursing associates work under the leadership of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters, in line with an agreed plan.
The responsibilities of the role include delivering high quality, person-centred care. Taking account of the perspectives and pathways of individuals, their families and/or carers to provide holistic and person-centred care, from initial assessment to evaluation of care.
Apprenticeships combine full-time work with accompanying skills development programmes, designed by employers within the sector. They allow the apprentice to gain the technical knowledge and real, practical experience required for their future career, and are delivered through a mix of learning methods. On completion of this programme, apprentices will have gained valuable experience training within their relevant area, and the competence to undertake their duties with confidence.
This programme includes campus-based classes, on the job training, portfolio building and self-directed study. Apprentices will also need to work flexibly in order to keep up with requirements for independent study and research.
A typical suite of modules could include:
Certificate stage (Level 4)
Study skills in Health and Social Care (core)
Key Skills for Non-Registered Practitioners (Core)
Effective Communication (Core)
Science and Systems (Core)
Medicines Management (Core)
Evidencing personal and professional development (Core)
Diploma Stage (level 5)
Evidence based practice (Core)
The Context of nursing associate practice (Core)
Ensuring quality in healthcare (Core)
Mentoring, teaching and assessing in practice (Core)
Evidencing values based care and conduct (Core)
Team leading practice (Core)
There are no specific qualifications required for entry to this apprenticeship. However, applicants will need to be able to provide evidence that they are able to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
Applicants to this apprenticeship will be from different age groups, with differing backgrounds and experience.
Whilst direct entry is possible it is very likely that applicants will have undertaken an advanced apprenticeship in a healthcare occupation or have comparable experience and/or qualifications.
- be currently employed in a health or social care setting and have the support of their employer
- be flexible as there may be a requirement to work shifts
- Possess GCSE English and Maths (Grade C or above) or Functional Skills level 2 Literacy and Numeracy. If you have any other English and maths qualifications please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 01482 466373 prior to applying.
- be able to provide evidence of previous study
- have a named mentor for the duration of the programme
- have a written recommendation from their employer
Those interested in this course should pursue the matter with their employer and then apply by filling in the application form.
On receipt of the application form and employer's support form, applicants may be invited to an induction day which will take place during the selection period (dates to be advised).
How to apply
To apply, fill in the downloadable application form and the employer support form and return them to email@example.com.
For course, enquiries, please contact the programme director Linda Edmond
T: 01482 464631
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, students will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate).
You will be able to work as a nursing associate in a range of healthcare settings and undertake the full range of duties appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to NHS standards.
The course fees for the programme are £15,000 which will be funded via the employing organisation.
For larger employers, apprenticeship levy funding can fully meet the costs of training, assessment and certification. Employers themselves pay the apprentice's wages.
For smaller employers, funding may be available to support fees, please check with us for further details.
For funding enquiries, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (01482) 466373.
Typically 28 months One day a week at University, four days a week on placement