What is a degree apprenticeship?
A degree apprenticeship enables you to gain a degree whilst being employed. There are no tuition fees for degree apprenticeships with all costs met by your employer.
About the programme
The Adult Nursing Higher Level Apprenticeship is the 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 peoples’ lives when it matters.
The majority of the programme will take place at your place of employment, however you will also spend at least 20% of time away from the workplace studying at our Barrow-in-Furness or Lancaster campus.
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.