Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship

The Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship at Keele University is designed to empower practitioners and provide a clear progression pathway. The programme recognises clinical practice expertise, offers the opportunity to develop existing knowledge in different specialist clinical themes, while consolidating participants experience and learning, working towards a recognised qualification. 

Duration: 18 months.

Qualification: Enhanced Clinical Practice BSc (Hons) or PG Diploma. 

Application: We typically require applications 8 weeks before programme starts.

Ofsted: 'Good' Ofsted rating for Apprenticeships at Keele University in Full Inspection, June 2023.

There are two Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship programme routes, one offering a BSc Hons and the second a PG Diploma. Participants can choose which route is best for them in relation to their prior academic attainment.

Core content for both programme routes include:

  • Research Application in Clinical Practice.
  • Clinical Leadership.
  • Physical Assessment.
  • Speciality Modules.

Additional optional modules may include Non-Medical Prescribing and Legal and Ethical modules.

The Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to undertake flexible study culminating in either a BSc or Postgraduate Diploma. If successful in completing the Postgraduate Diploma, participants will have the opportunity to undertake an advanced work-based practice project module, to enable them to achieve an MSc.

The two programme routes are:

1. BSc Hons

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2. Postgraduate Diploma

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To complete an apprenticeship, you must be employed in an organisation with your employer's support. We typically require apprentice applications 8 weeks before programme starts and by undertaking an apprenticeship, you commit to completing the End Point Assessment (EPA).

The Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship typically requires.

  • Applicants must be currently registered with a relevant regulatory body.
  • Applicants must also be working in practice aligned to one of the specialist Enhanced Clinical Practitioner routes.
  • Hold a Diploma in Higher Education in a related subject (or equivalent) or Recognition of Prior Experiential learning will be considered.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and Mathematics will need to achieve this prior to commencing this apprenticeship.

We will work in partnership with you to ensure you are supported throughout the apprenticeship process.

  • Our Business Engagement Manager will provide tailored support and offer guidance on applying for an apprenticeship at Keele University, direction on eligibility and contracting, or any other questions you may have.
  • This relationship does not stop once you start an apprenticeship at Keele University. We offer a personalised approach to apprentices, ensuring you have the assistance you need from Keele University as your Training Provider, every step of the way.

Apprenticeships are paid for by employers, not apprentices.

  • Employers with a payroll of more than £3 million can typically use their apprenticeship levy contributions to pay for places on apprenticeship programmes.
  • Any business with a payroll below £3 million is usually eligible for government funding that will cover at least 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship course. 

Additional incentives are also available to employers based on differing circumstances. 

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You make an application to study an apprenticeship through your employer with their support.

Applicants must meet several key criteria:  

  • Employment in a relevant role: Applicants must be currently employed in a position relevant to the apprenticeship or be recruited into a new role that aligns with the apprenticeships focus.  
  • If you are seeking a new role with apprenticeship training: Employers will typically advertise apprenticeship vacancies through their own recruitment sites and browse apprenticeships before you apply.
  • Meet entry requirements: You must satisfy the specific entry requirements for the apprenticeship, including necessary educational qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.  
  • Employer support for upskilling: Existing employees are encouraged to discuss with their employers the potential for support in upskilling through the apprenticeship, which can enhance their professional development and benefit the organisation.  

Why Keele University?

Keele University is proud to offer a variety of apprenticeships across different sectors and specialisms. We provide a personalised approach to apprenticeships and have an evolving programme portfolio, based on employer needs through consultation.