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Nursing Associate

Information on our two Nursing Associate options

nursing in practice

FdSc Nursing Associate via Employed Apprenticeship

Overview

The Nursing Associate is a highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings. Nursing Associates work independently, and with others, under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters, to deliver care in line with an agreed plan. Nursing Associates will have a breadth of knowledge and a flexible, portable skill set to serve local health populations, in a range of settings covering pre-life to end of life. The Nursing Associate apprentice must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate, prior to taking their End Point Assessment.

Responsibilities and duty of the role

Working within the sphere of nursing the Nursing Associate delivers high quality person-centred care across health and social care settings. The Nursing Associate works within all aspects of the nursing process, taking account of the perspectives and pathways of individuals, their families and/or carers providing holistic and person-centred care to individuals, supporting the registered nurse in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

End Point Assessment

On successfully completing the Foundation Degree and meeting the “gateway” requirements’ in agreement with your employer you will be put forward for the EPA. You will be required to undergo an observation with questioning and a professional discussion. This is carried out independently of the university and employer by an independent body and is specific for this apprenticeship standard.

Delivery

This 2-year (inc. EPA) Apprenticeship is a mixed delivery model and involves working with key employers. UEL’s delivery site is based at our Stratford campus, and part of the scheme is to carry out practice rotations within key areas in the Nursing field to meet the Nursing Associate Standards as set out by Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Entry Requirements: Potential apprentices will need to be employed in the field of study (see occupational profile) and have or the ability to gain GCSE English and Mathematics at A-C grade or grade 4-9 or equivalent Functional Skills at Level 2.

Fees per Apprentice for whole duration (paid on a monthly basis and is an estimate):

Levy Employer: £15,000

Apprentice: £0

Non-levy employer: please email degreeapprenticeships@uel.ac.uk or call 020 8223 2337 for more information. The apprentice will not be required to pay any fees.

Progression: On completion, full-time employment and additional CPD as required.

Programme Content: Please see the Nursing Associate programme specification.

Delivery mode

This four-year apprenticeship involves one full day a week for 24 weeks per academic year, plus four weekend block sessions.

Entry requirements: Potential apprentices will need to be employed in the field of study and be over 18 years of age. They must have at least two ‘A’ levels or equivalent, of which one should be mathematics as well as GCSE English and mathematics at A-C, or grade 4 and above.

Fees per apprentice for whole duration (paid on a monthly basis and is an estimate):

Levy employer: £27,000 – an estimated £562 per month from company levy.

Non-levy employer: £2700 – an estimated £675 per year.

The apprentice will not be required to pay any fees.

Progression: On completion, full-time employment and additional continuing professional development as required. We are awaiting the development of a Level 7 master's degree and will offer this once it is approved by Government.

Degree content: Please click on the link to the relevant degree outline XXXXXXYYYYY

How to get involved

We aim to be flexible in our approach and discuss with each employer the delivery strategy that best meets their business requirements and those of their apprentices.

The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships programmes at UEL have been created with employers for employers. Contact us if:

  • you would like to become an employer partner of UEL and let us help you find the right apprentices for you;
  • you are interested in any of the apprenticeship degree programmes we are currently running or the new ones we are developing;
  • you would like to explore creating new apprenticeships and join a Trailblazer group with us.

degreeapprenticeships@uel.ac.uk 
020 8223 2337


University of East London 
Academic Partnerships Office
Docklands Campus, University Way
London E16 2RD
www.uel.ac.uk/apprenticeships

The information on this webpage reflects the course details as they are at the time of publication and is subject to change. The information is included as a guide to course content only.

FdSc Nursing Associate via Direct Apply

FdSc Nursing Associate 

Places available for November 2019 (Subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council)

At the University of East London, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and the impact we are making in our East London Community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students.

Working within the sphere of nursing the Nursing Associate delivers high quality person-centred care across health and social care settings. The Nursing Associate works within all aspects of the nursing process, taking account of the perspectives and pathways of individuals, their families and/or carers providing holistic and person-centred care to individuals, supporting the registered nurse in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

The Nursing Associate is a highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care across a wide range of health and care settings. Nursing Associates work independently and with others under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters to deliver care in line with an agreed plan.

The Nursing Associate programme offers a highly rewarding and challenging career which will provide you with a combination of practical and theoretical training to achieve a qualification that will allow you to make an important contribution to delivering safe and effective care across the lifespan.

At UEL, we work with a number of local leading trust partners who offer innovative placement experiences that span both physical and mental health. You will experience a broad range of environments for you to develop the knowledge skills and behaviours required to develop confidence and experience as a Nursing Associate. The nursing programmes at UEL thrive on the supportive relationship with practice partners across the communities of East London and serves to support the health and social care needs of the local population. You will gain experience in delivering patient centred care for people who may wish to be cared for at home, in a community setting or in a hospital setting. You will support patients to make decisions about their healthcare needs and support those who may have complex healthcare needs. You will be working in a rapidly developing environment with evolving new technologies and new ways of delivering healthcare where you will play a pro-active part of an inter-professional team.

The Nursing at UEL will provide you with a strong foundation for becoming an accountable evidenced based nurse with the leadership skills to support high quality care in the local community of East London and beyond.

Career Destinations

A career in nursing offers opportunities for a career in a broad range of fields across the NHS and private sectors in hospital, community and social care; For example:

Acute Hospital Trusts
General Practice
Community hospitals
Nursing homes and care homes
Private Hospitals and the Independent sector

Key Industry Partners

Local NHS partners across North East London.

Independent and private sector

UEL will support you in your personal and professional development to play a vital role in person-centred high quality care.

On completion of this programme you can apply for APL on to the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Programme

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please get in touch with Anna Boyce (a.boyce@uel.ac.uk). 

Delivery

This two year programme provides a mixture of theory and Practice placements and learning through clinical simulation. The programme is taught in blocks of University weeks followed by placement blocks. UEL’s delivery site will be Stratford. The programme has been designed to meet the NMC Standards for pre-registration Nursing Associates (NMC 2018), The NMC Standards for Student, Supervision and Assessment (NMC 2018) and the NMC standards of proficiency for Nursing Associates (2018).

Entry Requirements and Fees & Funding

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above) or Functional Skills level 2 or Equivalent.

Level three qualifications or the equivalent of 48 UCAS points.

If you meet the academic requirements, you will be invited to a selection day which will include a numeracy and literacy exam and a Values based selection event for roles specific to healthcare.

You will be required to complete a self- declaration of good health and good character and you will be required to have an Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health Clearance.

Fees

£9,250 per year

How to Apply