The Nursing Associate Foundation Degree Apprenticeship will allow the trainee to work under the leadership and direction of the Registered Nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. The programme aims to produce compassionate, competent and confident NMC Registered Band 4 Nursing Associates. They will be able to practise safely and effectively within the parameters of practice, demonstrating appropriate values and behaviours in a wide range of health and social care settings.
How will I be assessed?
Completion of the programme and portfolio of proficiencies will enable entry to the NMC register. The End Point Assessment will run alongside the final university exam board and the apprentice will have passed when both the academic and practice requirements have been met and the AEI has declared to the NMC the apprentice’s good character and they are suitable for entry to the NMC register.
The Nursing Associate Apprenticeship and Foundation Degree will lead to status as a registered Nurse Associate on the NMC register. NAs are band 4 employees within the NHS. There will also be the option to top-up to the full BSc degree and RN status.
English and Maths at GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.Full Level 3 qualification – 3 A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent.
What our students say
Lily Elliott, Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
"Lily enjoyed having the opportunity to apply theoretical underpinnings to real-life scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation room and laboratories. She also enjoyed developing her industry competencies whilst attending weekly placements, organised by Weston College’s placement team. During her study program, Lily achieved a grade profile of D*D*D*, qualified to be a lateral flow tester, and Covid-19 vaccinator.."
Former school: Broadoak
Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
What next? Lily is progressing to the University West of England to complete a degree in Physiotherapy to support her aspirations of becoming physiotherapist.