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Advanced Clinical Practitioner, MSc (Degree Apprenticeship)

Earn while you learn with our Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship, which leads to a master's degree over three years.

Advanced Clinical Practice is about working in partnership with individuals, families and carers with and within multi-disciplinary teams. This postgraduate Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship enables you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to manage complex cases autonomously within specific areas of practice.

The course is aimed at practitioners holding registration with a professional body and will lead to a master's degree (MSc) over three years of part-time study at university and in the workplace. It encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research with demonstration of core capabilities, and field-specific clinical competence.

Among the benefits are the ability to earn as you learn, and access to state-of the-art simulation facilities and an extensive network of health and social care partners.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September; January

Home/international fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021 ).
  • 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

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

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.

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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Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

From the start of your apprenticeship, you will need to be employed in an appropriate healthcare setting

For entry, you will need to have:

  • A first degree; normally 2:2 or above; or equivalent study
  • Current registration with the NMC or HCPC or other relevant PSRB
  • Evidence of substantial experience of working in the health and social care sector currently fulfilling a specialist role, with extensive post-qualification of experience in professional practice
  • Current employment within an appropriate role with relevant experience

You will also need GCSEs at grade 4/C in mathematics and English or recognised level 2 equivalents

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk 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.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day
  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

Our degree is made up of 50% theory, 50% practice and you will be assessed in both. We have an innovative teaching team and on placement, you will work under the expert supervision.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Throughout your apprenticeship, we will encourage you to learn independently with support from your lecturers and tutors to achieve your goals and broaden your knowledge through online learning and independent reading.

Overall workload

Typically your learning at university is through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars to discuss and develop your understanding of lecture topics
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Online learning through the university's virtual learning platform
  • Simulation in our clinical skills laboratories to practice your clinical and communication skills in a safe and supervised environment

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Reports
  • Group presentations
  • Practical work
  • Non-credit assessments such as portfolio verification.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

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. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

Accommodation pages

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

However, further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body at the end of the course may incur further costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Your course will involve work-based learning opportunities and you will need a Practice Supervisor / Practice assessor who will support you in developing your knowledge and skills within practice settings.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will provide opportunities for career progression through promotion and/or service recognition schemes in recognition of the knowledge and skills required for the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

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

You 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

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

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.