|Award||BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing|
|Accreditation||Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)|
|Duration||Typically 4 years|
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
- Professional values
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Nursing practice and decision-making
- Leadership, management and team working
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.
- Fundamentals of Professional Practice
- Developing Professional Graduate Skills for Health and Social Care Practitioners
- Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
- Fundamental Approaches in Nursing
- Principles of Adult Nursing Practice
- Part 1 Practice Assessment
- Using Evidence to Support Practice
- Working with Others
- Challenges in Health and Behaviour
- Developing Therapeutic Approaches and Practice
- Acute Care in Adult Nursing Practice
- Part 2 Practice Assessment
- Using Evidence to Evaluate Practice
- Professional Practice in Context
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing for Groups and Communities
- Transition to Graduate Practice
- Continuing, Palliative and End of Life Care
- Part 3 Practice Assessment
How to apply
Programme entry criteria
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.
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.
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.