Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

The Nursing Associate Apprenticeship at Keele University is designed to nurture individuals to make a difference in the workplace. The apprenticeship has a practical approach to the knowledge, skills and behaviour development required to be a Nursing Associate.

Duration: 2 years.

Qualification: FdSc Nursing Associate.

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

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

The apprenticeship is for anyone looking to become a Nursing Associate who works in a caring role and has a desire to develop their healthcare career. 

The programme is underpinned by.

  • The NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council), Standards for Nursing Associates.
  • The Apprenticeship Standard for Nursing Associates.

Participants will be employed as an Apprentice Nursing Associate and will undertake the equivalent of one day per week in a placement environment. This will be rotated across several settings to give a broad experience. The learning on the apprenticeship reflects the practical nature of the role, while ensuring competence.

Examples of indicative modules include.

  • Person-centred approach to care.
  • Professional values.
  • Delivering Nursing Associate care, new knowledge and skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Duty of care, candour, equality and diversity.
  • Medicines management.
  • Health and wellbeing.
  • Leadership.

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 Nursing Associate Apprenticeship typically requires.

  • Some experience in a care setting.
  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (4) or accepted equivalent such as Functional Skills.

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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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.