FdSc Nursing Associate is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Successful completion of the course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nursing associate.
Maximum of £15,000 over two years.
Developed in partnership with local health care providers, the FdSc Nursing Associate Apprenticeship has been designed to offer organisations a flexible pathway for apprentices to achieve the requirements for the generic Nursing Associate Practitioner. Nursing Associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients and the public. FdSc Nursing Associate is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, successful completion of the course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nursing associate.
Everything you need to know
- Becoming a Nursing Student
- Fundamentals of Nursing Science and Practice
- Exploring Health and Wellbeing
- Practice Assessments 1
- Application of Nursing Science
- Developing Professional Skills
- Providing Quality Integrated Care
- Transition to Registered Nursing Associate
- Practice Assessments 2
Literacy and Numeracy at level 2 or equivalent.
Level 3 health/social care qualification (or equivalent) - Applicants will normally have evidence of recent level 3 (i.e. 80 UCAS tariff points) in the last 5 years in a relevant subject The Care Certificate Health Screening.
A DBS check will also be required.
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
Apprentices are in full time employment whilst studying for the two year foundation degree,so they are able to very quickly utilise their newly acquired knowledge and skills within the workplace for the benefit of patients and service users.
The course includes a variety of practice experiences and assessments, combined with academic studies designed to complement and underpin the apprentices’ practical learning. This blended approach is designed to be adaptable and flexible with a combination of face to face university teaching and online learning.
Practice support sessions encourage learners to reflect on the practice they have been engaged in and relate this to professional, legal and ethical frameworks and to identify supporting evidence.
The majority of teaching takes place from City Campus. Students have full access to university facilities throughout their studies.
Nursing associates are taught by experienced nurses with teaching and research expertise as well as experience in a wide range of clinical areas. The team works closely with local acute and community providers to ensure that the course remains relevant and contemporary. Our enthusiastic, friendly and approachable team are committed to providing students with a supportive learning environment.
How to Apply
Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.
T: 0113 812 4500
There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.
Download course details
A downloadable PDF of course details.
Information for Employers
- Meet the unique needs of your organisation with degree apprentices learning while they work. This enables them to develop the knowledge and professional competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) while mastering the specialist knowledge needed to deliver high quality care in your workplace
- Develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more
- Attract new talent to your organisation
- Improve staff retention by offering a clear and structured career progression to valued support staff
- Maximise use of the apprenticeship levy
- 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 full 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.