Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Through this higher apprenticeship, nursing associates gain the skills to work in a variety of health and social care settings.

Degree apprenticeships give students the chance to gain industry skills in the workplace. Employers provide staff development, with course fees subsidised by government funding.

This higher apprenticeship enables nursing associates to study at the University of Greenwich, which has an excellent reputation for health and social care teaching. Modules follow the Health Education England Curriculum Framework for Nursing Associates and include practical elements to test students' learning.

Graduates are equipped to work in a wide range of settings, including acute care, and community and continuing services.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.


  • 2 years full-time

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What you should know about this course

  • You will study at a university with an excellent and highly respected reputation for delivering healthcare and social education
  • You will have access to our extensive network of NHS partners to equip you with a wide-ranging experience during your practice placements.
  • The university provides high quality academic and pastoral support and mentoring for all students and is experienced in supporting students who are also in full-time employment

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

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Entry requirements

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Candidates should normally hold 3 GCSEs at Grade A-C (9-4 on the new grading system) or above including English or equivalent and ILETs Level 7 overall as per NMC requirements and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Mathematics and English and at least one of the following:

  • 1 A-level;
  • BTEC National Diploma (pass) or Certificate (merit);
  • Advanced or higher apprenticeship in health and social care;
  • Subject-related NVQ level 3 (with key skills in mathematics and English).

Apprentices will normally be aged over 21 and have relevant prior work experience, and normally be employed on a full-time basis and as a minimum 30 hours per week.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn


In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.


On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

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Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Information coming soon.

For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Careers and placements

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

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Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our foundation prospectus or check our related courses below.

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Visit our nursing subject page.

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