With our strong links to the NHS and other health organisations, the University has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence in healthcare education. The School of Health and Social Work provides access to a wide range of educational programmes to support life long learning and equip apprentices with the skills and experience to make real difference in the workplace and to the lives of patients.

Nursing Associate

Nursing Associate is a highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings.

This two-year course gives apprentices the high-level training they need to support registered nurses in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. Nursing Associates are expected to attend University one day per week during term time, and they also have three four-week placements during the year.

Apprenticeship StandardNursing Associate
Apprenticeship Level5
QualificationLevel 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree or Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education
Programme Duration2 years
DeliveryDay release

Registered Nurse

A career as a Nurse means working with a variety of service users, families and carers, and with a range of health and care professionals and other agencies, to give care, advice and support to sick, injured or disabled people.

This apprenticeship will give your employees the qualification they need to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council to become a registered nurse. Apprentices will develop the core nursing and professional skills required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, focusing on the needs of patients and service users.

Apprentices will have a choice of specialisms in adult nursing, children’s nursing, mental health and learning disabilities.

Apprenticeship StandardRegistered Nurse
Apprenticeship Level6
QualificationBSc Nursing. On completion, apprentices will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Programme Duration4 years
DeliveryDay release (complete 2300 hours academic study + 2300 hours placement)