ApprenticeshipRegistered Nurse Degree (NMC 2018) Apprenticeship
The Registered Nurse degree apprenticeship offers the latest technologies and education to enable you to develop your clinical, assessment and decision-making skills. If you have the qualities and philosophy required to become a caring, effective, professional and safe practitioner, this course gives you the opportunity to fully explore what it means to be a Registered Nurse and to further develop the other qualities essential to this role.
We currently offer the Registered Nurse (Adult) pathway aligned to the Institute for Apprenticeships standard. The standard covers four core domains:
- Professional values
- Leadership management and team-working
- Nursing practice and decision-making
- Communication and interpersonal skills
As a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)-approved programme, we encompass the four themes of their professional code into everything we deliver:
- Prioritising people
- Practice effectively
- Preserve safety
- Promote professionalism and trust
This apprenticeship is underpinned by our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice. On successful completion of the programme you’ll be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse.
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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.
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?
Qualified nurses can undertake nursing roles in primary or secondary care, both in the UK and overseas. Graduates could also pursue a career in charity or aid work, or within the armed forces or prison service. With further experience, future careers can include advanced practice nursing, nurse education and mentoring, and healthcare management, such as ward sister or lead nurse.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in adult nursing within the NHS, private or community healthcare services. Prospective apprentices should currently be employed in a healthcare role. For more information about the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, please refer to the Code of Professional Standards (Nursing and Midwifery Council 2018).
Nurse apprentices will have access to the same facilities offered to students on the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice degree, as well as other full-time students. This includes access to all specialist labs and equipment relevant to your course of study, including our new nursing simulation suite.
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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What you'll study
Introduction to Communications and Person-Centred Practice
Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
This module will explore contemporary approaches to public health and examine the historical origins of the discipline in Britain which lie in the 19th century industrial age and the movement of populations from countryside to crowded cities. Public health utilises epidemiological and demographic data, and you will be introduced to the calculation of simple public health measures. Understanding the social determinants of health and the contribution of these to health inequalities entails new ways of thinking about social and economic organisation and governance in Britain. Public health expertise is increasingly important in diverse and complex 21st century societies and this module will help you to develop this expertise and apply it to your workplace role.
Introduction to Assessing Needs and Planning Care in Nursing
This module aims to support development of your knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours when caring for people with long-term conditions. You will explore the pathophysiology and aetiology of commonly occurring long-term conditions, the impact of the condition on an individual’s and family life, consider patient needs in community settings and explore patient transitions between different healthcare settings.
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Successful apprentices will graduate with a:BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
How you'll studyYou will learn through a combination of directed learning, collaborative learning and guided learning. You will also make use of the University's online learning platform Solent Online Learning (SOL).
You may be assessed by a combination of:
- Individual presentations
- Case studies
- Practical activities
- Reflective accounts
- End-point assessment
Students are assessed through a combination of academic assignments and occupational standards assessments. Coursework assignments can include presentations, essays, exams, case studies, practical assessments, and reflective accounts.
Apprentices area also expected to go through an end-point assessment within three months of completing the course.Find out more
Fees and finance
Businesses with an annual payroll above £3million will be classed as a levy paying employer and will be able to use funds accrued in their digital apprenticeship service (DAS) account for payment of the training. Please contact us for guidance on fees if you are a non-levy employer which will cover at least 95% of the costs.
- The 2024/25 programme cost is: £26,000
Apprentices pay nothing towards their course fees
The course fees will be covered by your employer.
While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn while you learn
As an apprentice you'll earn while working and studying towards your degree.
There is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost. Extra guest tickets will go on sale after results publication and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost per ticket is currently £15. Please note, we do not guarantee there will be any extra tickets available to purchase.
To study for an apprenticeship, you must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. The specific entry requirements will be agreed with your employer.
Applicants will need to provide evidence of their ability to study at FHEQ Level 4. GCSEs at grades C or above in English and Maths (or their equivalents) are essential.
Applicants must also have a level 3 qualification or equivalent healthcare experience which can be shown via a mature entry portfolio. Candidates should expect to undergo a values based admissions selection process including an interview and assessment.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship offers a unique blend of work experience and academic study. Candidates on an apprenticeship will work a paid job while simultaneously working towards a relevant qualification in their chosen field.
Apprentices are employees with a contract of employment which offers the same benefits and protections as any other employee. Apprentices will typically work for four days of the week, using the remaining day to attend classes and study.
Higher degree apprenticeships
Solent offers a diverse range of higher and degree apprenticeships, all of which are underpinned with recognised and transferable degree qualifications (BA, BSc, etc).
Higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships give employees the opportunity to upskill in their chosen field or retrain for a new career while working.
They offer employers the opportunity to develop their staff - improving productivity, increasing knowledge, and boosting expertise within the workforce.Find out more
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Support at Solent
All students at Solent University have access to a range of specialist support services. Whether you are having financial difficulty, need additional help with academic skills or want advice on setting up your own business you'll find that help is always on hand.
Most of our specialist support services are based around the Student Hub, a central space where you can access all the information and support you may need during your time at University. The Student Hub is the first point of contact if you have any queries relating to your course, including questions about your timetable, options, and assessments and extenuating circumstances.