Nursing Associate

The Nursing Associate programme is suitable for the development of existing healthcare support workers, who have demonstrated the capabilities and commitment to develop towards a nursing role. As the apprentices study flexibly alongside work, they will put their newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice immediately, and become a key part of the multi-disciplinary workforce that is needed to respond to the future healthcare needs of the public and patients.

The Nursing Associate Apprenticeship is a two-year programme which aims to provide experience in alternative settings in order to gain wider practice experience through facilitated work-based learning and assessment. Successful apprentices will gain a Level 5 Nursing Associate foundation degree (FDSc) from Bucks New University.

Our Uxbridge Campus in West London is where our nursing and advanced health science courses take place. A central part of the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship involves making use of our state-of-the-art simulation suites – where your apprentices can practise and hone their skills in realistic clinical environments. Take a look at our virtual tour of the Uxbridge Campus so you can see for yourself.

Take a look at our Employer’s Guide to the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

You can download the brochure and programme specification and visit the government's website for the full standard. Apprentices must meet all of the core requirements of the standards