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Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate) Apprenticeship

FdSc
2022

The nursing associate apprenticeship has been developed to create a new role in health and social care. These highly trained individuals will deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and social care settings.

The nursing associate apprenticeship is an opportunity for current health and social care staff to develop their skills and knowledge and further their responsibilities within a healthcare environment. You’ll develop a wide range of clinical skills, including health promotion and preventing ill health, monitoring care, teamwork, improving safety and quality of care and contributing to integrated care to become an accountable practitioner in your own right working alongside registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.

We currently offer the Nursing Associate pathway aligned to the Institute for Apprenticeships standard.

The apprenticeship has been developed alongside our partner NHS Trusts and local care providers. The course draws on considerable expertise to deliver a sector-specific curriculum including pathways into various areas of nursing.

Your work-based training will be supplemented by external placement experiences, such as caring for people in their homes, community settings and acute hospital environments. Upon successful completion, you’ll achieve a foundation degree in health and social care practice and be able to join the NMC register as a qualified nursing associate.

For apprentices

For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
  • Scale your business with the help of an increasingly skilled workforce.
For employers

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

This is a new and exciting role to support the nursing family, with future opportunities to progress to become a Registered Nurse for those who have the aspiration and ability to do so. Once qualified, nursing associates will be able to work in a range of settings within the healthcare environment.

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is suitable for those already working in a healthcare setting who feel they have the qualities and philosophy required to become a caring, effective, professional and safe practitioner. Trainee nursing associate apprentices should demonstrate the following values:

  • Caring personality
  • Compassionate towards patients and families
  • Competent and safe in practice
  • Effective communication
  • Courageous
  • Committed to the highest standards of professionalism and nursing care.

Facilities

We have a dedicated clinical skills suite with a six bed ward, GP consulting room, nurse’s treatment room, waiting area/break out space, care home bedroom and working kitchen and bathroom. There is a wide range of clinical equipment including simulation manikins to facilitate a number of simulated scenarios.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.


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