Advanced Clinical Practice
Developed in partnership with local health care providers, the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship is designed to offer a pathway for experienced healthcare practitioners to study and practice as an apprentice to achieve the requirements for Advanced Clinical Practice.
Maximum of £12,000 over three years.
Developed in partnership with local health care providers, the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship is designed to offer a pathway for experienced healthcare practitioners to study and practice as an apprentice to achieve the requirements for Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP).
Advanced Clinical Practitioners use their expertise ‘to manage defined episodes of clinical care independently, from beginning to end, providing care and treatment from the time an individual first presents through to the end of the episode, which may include admission, referral or discharge or care at home’ (IfA, 2018).
Everything you need to know
- Advanced Health Assessment
- Assessment and Management of Complex Health Conditions
- Understanding Social Research and Evaluation
- Professional Development in ACP for Apprentices
- Non-Medical Prescribing
- Research in Practice (Dissertation)
At least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Health.
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C (Grade 4) or above or an equivalent qualification.
A minimum of 2 years post registration experience and be able to demonstrate through your personal statement that you have developed professionally to a level that prepares you for an advanced professional role.
Evidence of support from an appropriate work based medical facilitator for support in developing the advanced clinical practice competencies.
Applicants will need to satisfy the requirements for access to the Non-Medical Prescribing module as stipulated by the NMC/HCPC.
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
Apprentices are in full time employment whilst studying for the three-year MSc degree. They practice their newly acquired knowledge and skills within the workplace for the benefit of patients, service users and colleagues.
The course includes a variety of practice experiences and assessments, combined with academic studies designed to complement and underpin the apprentices’ experiential learning. This approach is designed alongside a combination of face-to-face university teaching supported by online learning. Professional development sessions supported by an ePortfolio workbook facilitate practitioners to map their practice to Advanced Clinical Practitioner standards. As this is an apprenticeship, there is a final End Point Assessment.
The location of study can be negotiated but it is expected that students will be required to spend the equivalent of one day per week at our City Campus.
How to Apply
Please note applications are submitted through the relevant employer, not directly from applicants.
Before starting an apprenticeship, applicants will be required to sign a “Commitment Statement” which details key information regarding the apprenticeship such as learning requirements, responsibilities of the apprentice, employer and university, assessments, delivery schedule, etc, some of which are detailed below. Further information on this, and general apprentice admissions requirements, may be sought from the Apprenticeships Team.
T: 0113 812 4500
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Information for Employers
The MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship prepares experienced healthcare practitioners to demonstrate the Advanced Clinical Practitioner capabilities (through the ACP apprenticeship standard) mandated by the NHS to continue to provide safe and effective healthcare.
- Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider, and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involved in the apprenticeship
- The apprentice must be already employed or specifically offered a position associated with the apprenticeship opportunity. In this case the employer will be responsible for the recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
- The employer pays Degree Apprentices at their normal rate whilst they are studying. Apprentices must be paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
- Apprentices require a mentor in the workplace who will oversee their learning and coordinate with the university
- Apprentices spend a minimum of 20% of their working hours completing study for the course
Organisations with a wage bill in excess of £3 million can fund the course fees using their Apprenticeship Levy.
If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of costs.
Applications for Apprenticeship Courses starting in September 2021
Please note: We will be closing the application window for courses on the 31 July 2021. Please make sure all applications are received by this deadline as we cannot guarantee a place on one of our apprenticeships after this date.
If you are an employer who is undertaking a recruitment process and will not have a person in post by the deadline, please contact the apprenticeship team to discuss further.
If you are an applicant that will be waiting for your exam results please also contact the apprenticeship team and we can advise on steps you need to take.