Nursing Associate Apprenticeship
What does the role include?
The Nursing Associate is a new role in nursing in the UK, leading to registration as a Nursing Associate with the Nursing Midwifery Council in the UK.
The apprenticeship is delivered by universities or colleges in partnership with local healthcare organisations.
An apprenticeship is a system of learning while working, enabling you to achieve a qualification in your chosen career. There are now increasing opportunities for support workers to apply for apprenticeships through their employer.
As a nursing associate apprentice, you are employed in a health or social care organisation while being a student at a university or college. You are supported by your employer and the university to achieve the learning and skills required to become a Nursing Associate.
The apprenticeship can lead to opportunities for you to continue studying and achieve a BSc Nursing and registration as a Registered Nurse - either through a further apprenticeship or as a direct entry student to university.
How much does it cost?
The apprenticeship fees are paid by your employer.
How long does it take?
Up to two years.
- level 2 English and Maths or recognised equivalent - support to achieve level 2 English and Maths
- employment with a healthcare organisation offering nursing assocate apprenticeship programme
- health clearance
- police clearance – UK DBS