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Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Our Nursing Associate Apprenticeship is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work as part of a team in a variety of health and social care settings.

The course leads to a Foundation Degree (FdSc at Level 5) over two years of study at university and in the workplace.

As a test site for the national Nursing Associate programme in April 2017, we offer apprentices a wide range of training opportunities and have an excellent reputation for delivering health and social care education.

Find out more about the role of practicing Nursing Associates.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

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Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

  • 2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • You will be able to earn while you learn
  • Our apprenticeship offers a balanced combination of practice -based and academic learning to enhance and consolidate your skills and knowledge
  • You will have access to our state-of the-art simulation facilities and our extensive network of health and social care partners across London and the south-east
  • You will need to apply through your employer as they will be funding your apprenticeship

I found the lecturers at the interview days inspirational! They made me desperate to be a nurse myself! The support you get from all lecturers while at university and out on placements was one of the best things about studying at Greenwich.

- Genevieve van de Merwe, BSc Hons Adult Nursing

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

When you join us, you will be taught and supported by an experienced team of lecturers and professionals who have a wealth of hands-on experience of delivering health and social care across all fields of nursing, midwifery and paramedicine.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

From the start of your apprenticeship, you will need to be employed full-time (30 hours or more per week) in an appropriate healthcare setting where you can train as a Nursing Associate

If you are not already employed in a health or social care setting, you should contact NHS Trusts and other healthcare organisations in your area to check if they are recruiting nursing associate apprentices

You will need to hold a minimum of Level 2 mathematics and English qualifications on entry.
These can be GCSEs (or acceptable international equivalents) or Functional Skills
You will also need a Level 3 qualification
OR
Under some circumstances we will accept two years employment in a relevant health or social care setting
Examples of eligible Level 3 qualification include:

  • A-Level
  • BTEC National Diploma (pass) or Certificate (merit)
  • Advanced of higher apprenticeship in health and social care
  • NVQ (subject-related)

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

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.

Assessment

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.

Feedback summary

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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.

Accommodation pages

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

Will I have a work placement?

Your course will involve training in clinical practice through a combination of short and longer placements in a range of health settings, nursing fields and across the lifespan to give you a broad experience and understanding of working as a Nursing Associate.

Some of these placements can be provided by your employer and you will also have access to our extensive network of partners for external placements where needed.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will enable you to further your career with your employer, as a qualified Nursing Associate and, if you choose, to then go on to train as a Registered Nurse.

Our curriculum is approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and, on successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the NMC as a Nursing Associate.

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to enjoy and make the most of your time with us

Your will have an experienced Personal Tutor who will be your first point of contact through your studies, will help you feel that you belong and will guide and support you through your journey.

You will also be supported in your apprenticeship by Programme Leaders, individual Module Leaders and Academic Assessors at the University and by Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors when in practice-based learning.

We provide high quality academic and pastoral support and mentoring for all our students and we are experienced in supporting students who are also in full-time employment

You can access study skills support through your Personal Tutor, our onsite librarians and our online Academic Skills Hub.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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.

Nursing at the University of Greenwich

Take your first step towards a fulfilling career with one of our pre-registration nursing degrees and benefit from excellent links with health service providers. All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.

Visit our nursing subject page.

Placements in London and Kent


Our nursing and midwifery courses are run in partnership with several NHS Trusts, who work with us because of our reputation for teaching excellence. Find out about our placements.

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If you are a UK or EU student and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

If you want to apply for a later session, please see our how to apply page.

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.