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New Apprenticeship Standard - Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

The aim of The Nursing Associate apprenticeship is to help bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses. Nursing Associates are a stand-alone role that also provide a progression route into graduate level nursing.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: “I am delighted that the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education have launched the new Nursing Associate apprenticeship. This new high-quality apprenticeship will make sure those starting a nursing career in the NHS have the skills they need and will pave the ways to a degree level nursing apprenticeship. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking of getting into nursing.”

Nursing Associates will be able to provide care for people who have mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs. They can provide care for people in their own home, in the community or hospital or in any health care settings where their needs are supported and managed. It’s intended that Nursing Associate apprentices will give registered nurses more time to focus on more complex clinical duties.

For more details you can visit The Nursing and Midwifery Council to see the entry requirements and other details including; selection, admission and progression requirements.

Approved Training Providers for this apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Working with SEAC

As an Apprenticeship Training Provider SEAC can work with NHS Trusts (or other organisations) to employ apprentices on their behalf and manage the whole process: you can either transfer up to 25% of your Apprenticeship Levy to us to cover the training costs, alternatively you can choose the co-funded route and pay just 5% of the total training cost. The co-funded route enables you to have apprentices and use your levy to offer development for your existing staff. The choice is yours but we can help advise what will work best for you!

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