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.

Postgraduate Nursing Apprenticeship Webinar
Tuesday 20 June 2023 at 1:00pm

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Enhanced Clinical Practitioners work in multidisciplinary environments. The apprenticeship enables participants to develop opportunities to engage with other healthcare professionals and services across the care system and alternative models of care delivery.

  • The apprenticeship aims to enhance experience enabling participants to continue to provide excellent complex care to individuals in a variety of healthcare environments.
  • The modules on the specialist pathways concentrate on specific themes around Critical Care Practice, Contemporary Rheumatology Practice (BSc route only), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Neonatal Practice, Heart Failure (PG Diploma route only) and a Generic Practice route.
  • The apprenticeship is a blended model of delivery, using a mixture of online and in-situ teaching dependent on the module studied.

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 learning consists of an asynchronous and synchronous approach, with access to skills and simulation resources. 

Indicative modules (dependent on the pathway and level of qualification may include). 

  • Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Mental health problems. 
  • Clinical Practice. 
  • Critical Care Practice. 
  • An Introduction to Adult Assessment. 
  • Research Application in Critical Practice. 
  • Introduction to Arthritis and Allied Conditions. 
  • Management of Arthritis. 
  • Mental Health Assessment. 
  • Independent Professional Practice. 
  • Legal and Ethical. 
  • Practice Focused Neonatal Intensive Care. 
  • Clinical Leadership. 
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives. 
  • Health Assessment in Clinical Practice.
  • Heart Failure.

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.

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.