Applicants require current registration with relevant professional/regulatory organisations and a full support from their employing organisation to facilitate the requirements of the clinical supervision.
This means that:
• Must be a registered healthcare practitioner with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions, i.e. NMC, HCPC or GPhC
• Normally qualified for a minimum of three years, with a minimum of one years' experience in your current speciality
• Must be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week, employed as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner
• Must have full support and engagement of your line manager
• Must have an identified senior clinical mentor and supervisor.
• Normally hold an honour's degree in a health-related discipline and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master's level.
• Applicants must provide, on application, two references, one should be academic and the other from your clinical/employer.
Please note, supervision is an essential element of training to be an advanced practitioner and students will only be able to commence study with a named and allocated co-ordinating education supervisor.
Health Education England and the Centre for Advancing Practice have published Minimum Standards for Advanced Practice Workplace Supervision. These can be found in full on the CFAP website under Reports and Publications. The minimum standards are to ensure high quality supervision for the trainee and for more details, please visit the Health Education England website for minimum standards for ACP supervision.
Please note, supervision for the trainee advanced practitioner is a mandatory element and:
- Trainees must have a named, allocated co-ordinating education supervisor before commencing training in advanced practice,
-Throughout the period of training, there must be a minimum of one hour of scheduled supervision every week, of which one in four (once a month) is a scheduled hour with the co-ordinating education supervisor,
-In certain practice context, where there may be high risk, it will be necessary to debrief/provide daily supervision to ensure patient and practitioner safety (Health Education England, 2022).
Co-ordinating education supervisors must:
-Be an experienced practitioner
-Have completed some formal supervisor development. Examples include clinical educator programmes, PG Cert Clinical Education, practice educator programmes and local supervisor training courses.
Additional Requirements: Integrated Apprenticeship
• Evidence for selection is gained from applicant's personal statement, academic qualifications and employer's recommendation.
• Applicants must be registered with a statutory health and/or social care regulator with proof of current registration.
• Applicants must demonstrate achievement of English and Mathematics qualifications at a minimum of Level 2, as per general apprenticeship requirements.
• Students must remain in continuous appropriate employment throughout the life of the course.
In relation to entry requirements, applicants must meet the conditions laid out by their respective professional, statutory and regulatory bodies.