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Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care to adult, children, mental health and learning disability patients in the NHS and in other health and social care settings.
It is a new role and ideal if you are looking to start your career in healthcare or if you are already employed in a relevant role and aspire to become a fully qualified, registered nurse.
The course is delivered as a Higher Apprenticeship, meaning you will study at UCW for one day per week during term-time and develop your skills in your workplace the rest of the time.
For employers, this course provides a fantastic opportunity to upskill staff and aid their development in becoming effective Level 5 practitioners, with plenty of support available throughout the process.
The Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship at UCW builds upon our proven track record in delivering Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care and Integrated Mental Health and Social Care in partnership with UWE Bristol.
Our students and graduates are employed in a range of settings, from NHS trusts to smaller health and social care providers, and our brilliant lecturing team are all experienced in teaching students who work in demanding roles alongside their studies.
Our healthcare students and apprentices are taught at the modern University Centre in our Winter Gardens building on Weston seafront, meaning they have access to great new facilities and a dedicated higher education library, with practical studies sometimes taking place at our multimillion-pound Health and Active Living Skills Centre.
The facility, which is the first of its kind in the region and was opened in 2019 at our Loxton Campus, includes a fully-equipped simulation ward with high-tech patient mannequins, a therapy room and brilliant indoor and outdoor sport and exercise facilities.
Nursing Associate apprentices combine their studies with work-based learning in areas including clinical practice, clinical observations and supporting patients and their loved ones.
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.
Apprentices are just like any other students at UCW - meaning they have access to all of the support and guidance we offer at no additional expense.
Please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01934 411 594 or email@example.com to find out more.
This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing, social work and residential and community care.
Delivered in partnership
This course is delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE).