A nursing associate is a new and vital member of the wider nursing team in England. This standalone role is designed to help bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses.
Nursing associates work with people of all ages in a variety of settings in health and social care. The role will contribute to the core work of nursing which will allow registered nurses to focus on more complex clinical care.
The School of Health and Social Care works closely with employers to provide employees with the opportunity to study for a Foundation degree (FdSc) to become a nursing associate through an apprenticeship funded by the Government and your employer.
The training combines work-based learning and education which is specific to becoming a nursing associate which, upon successful completion, leads to a Foundation degree and professional recognition, enabling you to register as a Nursing Associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Our programme is suitable for new and existing healthcare staff who are responsible for delivering direct services and who have the potential to take on greater challenges and responsibility as qualified nursing associates.
The programme aims to enable employers to:
The Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship is a two-year (24 month) practice-based programme which combines learning and development through academic study, practice through the workplace, and alternative practice placements. The programme aims to develop your awareness of the knowledge, theories, skills, and behaviours for professional practice as a nursing associate, enabling you to apply professional skills and knowledge within a work-based context.
Apprentices learn through:
Nursing Associate: Developing Self and Caring for the Individual
Nursing Associate: Developing Others and Wider Care Engagement
You will be supported in your learning and development by an expert range of nursing professionals, including an academic teaching team who have extensive experience of working in practice settings as a trainee. The University of Lincoln offers you a range of additional support including a dedicated work placement team, carers, and industry professionals who will share their experiences and expertise, a dedicated subject librarian, student support, and a wellbeing service for access to services and information.
You will receive support from:
If you wish to undertake this degree you will need an employer who can support your application as the course can be funded through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.
|Level||Duration||Programme||Band Maximum /Charge|
|5||2 years||Foundation Degree Apprenticeship||NHS Pay Scale Band 3|
If you are an organisation with a wage bill of £3 million pounds or more you will pay a small levy on any amount above that level. You can use that resulting funds to pay 100% of the course fees for any degree apprenticeships.
For further information on the School of Health and Social Care Nursing Associate Apprenticeship provision please contact Kerry Welch at email@example.com
The programme is suitable for new and existing health and social care staff, who are responsible for delivering direct services and who have the potential to take on greater challenges and responsibility as qualified nursing associates. Candidates have to be employed in a full-time equivalent relevant job role.
Applicants need their employer to agree to fund the course. Applicants also need to demonstrate their ability to study academic subjects at foundation degree level, debate topics and issues, study independently as well as a member of a group, and successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical tests.
Applicants must also have the right of abode in the UK.
They will need GCSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English or functional skills level 2 in Maths and English.
Demonstrable ability to study at Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education Level and commit to completing the Foundation Degree programme.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 8, with any variations negotiated with the employer on a case-by-case basis. More For further details, please visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements.