Adult Nursing

Closed cohort for University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Key information

Award BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
Accreditation Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Duration Typically 4 years 

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NB: This course is currently open to apprentices from University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust only. The University may work with other organisations in the future.

The Adult Nursing Higher Level Apprenticeship is ideal for Healthcare Assistants and other NHS support workers who want to become a registered nurse.

Our primary goal is to see you become an excellent adult nurse, who has a sound and current knowledge of issues and conditions affecting patients across a wide range of practice settings.

You’ll be supported closely throughout your apprenticeship so that you step into a role as an adult nurse who can confidently make a difference to other people's lives when it matters.

Areas of study

About the apprentice

This course would suit support workers in healthcare who are recognised as having the potential to progress in academic study. Apprentices will have a professional attitude and value base, and will have shown the potential for managing themselves and other staff within challenging situations.

The ideal candidate will be working at least 30 hours a week, and committed to studying above their contracted hours at levels 4 and 5. They will be able to attend university one day per week, or alternatively for weekly blocks of study, supported with extensive work-based learning.


Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Further information

How to apply

To apply for the apprenticeship, the employer and the individual must submit a joint application form. Please contact us at for the application form and further guidance.

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Entry requirements

Programme entry criteria

Level 2
GCSE Science (or Social Science) at Grade C/4. GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or a Pass in Functional Skills level 2 English and Maths. 

Level 3
96-112 UCAS tariff points are normally required, to include 32 points in a Science or Social Science subject.

Equivalent qualifications other than those listed above may be accepted on a case by case assessment, including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience.  We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.

Funding criteria

Government funding rules require that an apprentice must have the right to live and work in the UK, must be in employment, paid at least the legal minimum wage and have a written and signed agreement for the apprenticeship with their employer. The minimum duration periods for an apprenticeship set in each Apprenticeship Standard, is based on an apprentice working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Funding for the apprenticeship is provided through the Employment and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and is paid in the following way:

  • Levy paying employers with sufficient funds in their digital account – 100% funding
  • Non Levy payers – 95% ESFA funding, 5% Employer co-funding. 

Where will the training be delivered?

The work-based competencies will be met in your workplace.

The university sessions can be delivered from our campuses in Lancaster or Barrow.

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If you have any questions about our apprenticeship programme, get in touch.

Phone (Employers): 01228 888 740
Phone (Apprentices): 0845 606 1144

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