Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Key information

Award MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship
Accreditation Royal College of Nursing
Duration 3-5 years 
Anticipated start September 2020

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You will develop qualities needed for senior healthcare roles, including in circumstances requiring the assessment, diagnosis, problem solving, clinical decision making and treatment of patients with undifferentiated undiagnosed conditions. We will enhance your knowledge and skills in leadership and caring for clients with complex needs. Healthcare is a complex and unpredictable environment, which requires personal responsibility and initiative, skills we will help you build throughout the course.


Compulsory Modules

Optional Modules

Non-medical prescribing dependent on professional status:

Nursing (40 credits):

Pharmacists (40 credits):

Allied Health Professionals  (40 credits):

About the apprentice

You will be on the NMC Nursing Register/Health and Care Professionals Council Register or its equivalent, and have regular access to an advanced practice environment.  You will have 3 years (pro rata) experience in your clinical field.

The ideal candidate will be working at least 30 hours a week, and committed to studying above their contracted hours at level 7. You will be able to attend university one day per week, or alternatively for weekly blocks of study, supported with extensive work-based learning.


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

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. 

For specific entry requirements (qualifications and/or experience), please contact us for more details.

Where will the training be delivered?

The apprentice attends sessions at the University. The number and frequency of these sessions reduces at the programme progresses.

At least 20% of the apprentice’s time will be spent undertaking off the job training. The majority of this will be via attendance at the University but some of this time will be via work based education e.g. instruction on equipment within their work environment or visiting other clinical departments in order to fulfil the professional body curriculum requirements.

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