The Nursing Team - Apprenticeships/Degrees
The Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
Introduction taken from www.gov.co.uk:
"The nursing degree apprenticeship will enable people to train to become a graduate registered nurse through an apprentice route.
Apprentices will be released by their employer to study part-time in a higher education institution and will train in a range of practice placement settings. They will learn at Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved education providers and will be expected to achieve the same standards as other student nurses."
More information can be found at the following sites:-
- Department of Health and Social Care - Nursing degree apprenticeship: factsheet
- Manchester Metropolitan University - Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Masters). An example of an ACP Apprenticeship.
- Health Education England - Training Hubs
- Gov.uk - Registered Nurse, degree (NMC 2018), level 6. Find a training provider
- Skills for Health - Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) - Funding
“The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) welcomes new recruits into the NHS and the progression of the existing workforce. In august 2020, the RNDA apprenticeship workstream announced an employer support package to provide substantial solutions to one of the major areas of concerns from employers – the costs of employing an RNDA.
A ‘Training Grant’ of £8,300 is payable to the employer of each apprentice per year. This grant is available across all four fields of nursing practice (adult, child, mental health and learning disability). This is available for new starts, and those already on programme going into years 2, 3 and 4 of the apprenticeship.”
Anyone seeking more advice are advised to contact their local training hubs.
Skills for Health - Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship – Resources
Support Worker Apprenticeships
Some institutes offer level 2 and level 3 support worker apprenticeships for primary care. As an example please see the information from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Apprenticeships.
HCAs will need this level of qualification if they want to proceed to undertake Nursing Associate or Registered Nurse training. The individual will also need to have attained GCSE level C or above in English and maths.
Blended Learning Degree for Nurses
For more information, please follow this link - The Nursing Team - Blended Learning Degree
Employer guide to apprenticeships
The following guide wa produced by The National Apprenticeship Service in July 2019 - Employer guide to apprenticeships