Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)


Level 5

Start or progress your healthcare career by working and qualifying as a NMC Registered Nursing Associate on this brand new Higher Apprenticeship.

 

Why study this course?

Registered Nursing Associates are a vital part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to patients and their families in all areas of nursing.

Student Nursing Associates (SNA) combine their studies at UCW with work-based learning in areas including clinical practice, clinical observations and supporting patients and their loved ones. An SNA will also spend 8 weeks per year on external placement in order to experience care in all areas of nursing including mental health, learning disability, paediatrics and adult as well as in both acute and community settings.

The classroom-based elements of the course cover key knowledge and skills in areas including safety and quality, anatomy and physiology, communication, medicines management, integrated care, clinical practice, teamwork and promoting good health.

Meet our Trainee Nurse Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship) students – Alison, Nigel, Sarah, and Tina with Edith the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Nursing:

Duration:

Full-time: 2 years (1 day a week)

Fees:

Full-time: £15,000 per year for the full course paid for by your employer

Start Date:

October 2024

March 2025

Location:

Knightstone Campus and Loxton Campus

Delivered in
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About this course


Start or progress your healthcare career by working and qualifying as a NMC Registered Nursing Associate on this brand new Higher Apprenticeship.

 

Why study this course?

Registered Nursing Associates are a vital part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to patients and their families in all areas of nursing.

Student Nursing Associates (SNA) combine their studies at UCW with work-based learning in areas including clinical practice, clinical observations and supporting patients and their loved ones. An SNA will also spend 8 weeks per year on external placement in order to experience care in all areas of nursing including mental health, learning disability, paediatrics and adult as well as in both acute and community settings.

The classroom-based elements of the course cover key knowledge and skills in areas including safety and quality, anatomy and physiology, communication, medicines management, integrated care, clinical practice, teamwork and promoting good health.

Meet our Trainee Nurse Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship) students – Alison, Nigel, Sarah, and Tina with Edith the Curriculum Co-ordinator for Nursing:

Meet our Team


Here at UCW, our lecturers are made of sector professionals.
Their expertise, experiences and industry contacts means that your learning is taken to the next level!
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Maryanne Shire .

Lecturer - Nursing and Health

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Ellie Read .

Curriculum Co-ordinator

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Edith Thew .

Curriculum Co-ordinator

    Meet our Team


    Here at UCW, our lecturers are made of sector professionals.
    Their expertise, experiences and industry contacts means that your learning is taken to the next level!
    Featured image for “Maryanne Shire”

    Maryanne Shire

    Lecturer - Nursing and Health

    Featured image for “Ellie Read”

    Ellie Read

    Curriculum Co-ordinator

    Featured image for “Edith Thew”

    Edith Thew

    Curriculum Co-ordinator

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        Male Nursing Associate (Higher Apprenticeship) student working in a practical setting - learning how to use a hoist with a medical dummy

        What really appealed was the flexible nature of the apprenticeship – I wanted to gain my nursing registration, whilst earning a wage. Learning through UCW has allowed me to study and work at the same time and my workplace is very supportive of this. So, it’s been a great opportunity for my personal development.


        Shane, Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)

          Male Nursing Associate (Higher Apprenticeship) student working in a practical setting - learning how to use a hoist with a medical dummy
          What really appealed was the flexible nature of the apprenticeship – I wanted to gain my nursing registration, whilst earning a wage. Learning through UCW has allowed me to study and work at the same time and my workplace is very supportive of this. So, it’s been a great opportunity for my personal development.

          Shane, Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)

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