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Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: 3 years and 1 month
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time
  • Campus: Clifton Campus; NTU at Mansfield
  • Entry Requirements:
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Who is it for?

This programme is suitable for individuals employed in health or social care who would like to complete a degree in nursing.

Why do the apprenticeship?

Through our blended and block study learning approach, building up theoretical knowledge while putting it into practice – individuals will develop holistic, clinical and decision-making skills in line with the demands of modern nursing. Registered nurses are a statutorily regulated profession and successful completion of this apprenticeship will meet the education requirements to see registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

What are the benefits?

Employers will benefit from upskilling their current staff as registered nurses with a professional qualification and NMC status.

Course accreditation

  • NMC Logo

What you’ll study

There are five themes within the programme specific to:

  • Applied Biological (Bio’), Psychological (Psycho’) and Social Sciences (ABPS)
  • Clinical and Nursing Skills (CNS)
  • Nursing Concepts, Philosophies and Theories (NCPT)
  • Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
  • Preparation for Practice (PfP)
  • Introduction to Nursing Practice
  • Integrative Nursing Practice
  • Foundations in Applied Nursing Practice
  • Evidence in Nursing Practice
  • Biopsychosocial Approaches to Nursing Practice
  • Applied Nursing Practice in Complex Care
  • Innovating and Improving Healthcare
  • Leadership in Nursing
  • Leading and Managing Applied Nursing Practice
  • The end-point assessment will take place after the three-year degree, although completion of the degree is dependent on completion of the end-point assessment.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students themselves

Student Profiles

Christopher Johnson

Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

The staff on the nursing course are incredibly welcoming and helpful, and the services and opportunities you will get at NTU make it a fantastic choice for studying.

Chelsey Stockton

Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

The support from tutors and university staff has been amazing. The tutors and lecturers have been so responsive on emails and really gone above and beyond to ensure we settle in at NTU and reach our full potential.

How you’re taught

The degree integrates academic and work-based learning through employment. You will be taught in three blocks per year, with five study days per week (three days at a time at university and two as guided study).

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

Your time is split roughly in half between classroom-based learning and practice learning placements. You’ll have a minimum of 4,600 hours’ contact time throughout your course – how that’s divided up depends on the programme you’ve chosen, and the year of study. Whilst the hours are always subject to change, here’s some examples:

Hands-on nursing: your work experience opportunities

Placements are the foundation of our nursing courses, and a crucial part of your learning. No other experience gives you the applied, hands-on insights into modern nursing – from decision making to relationships. It’s on placement that you’ll apply the theoretical principles of holistic assessment, values-based practice, person centred care, and effective collaboration between service users, their families, and other providers. You’ll work across a variety of health and social care settings, in a wide range of public and private sector environments – all the time developing your understanding of the person’s journey and the services they access.

You’ll benefit from our reputation in the healthcare sector, and our fantastic professional links throughout nursing. The range and diversity of experiences on offer means you can properly explore the role – and in your second and third years, you’ll even get the chance to complete an practice learning placement in an alternative field. It’ll deepen your understanding of nursing and improve your job prospects even further.

In each year of the programme there will be 3 placements, in the first year, for example, you will have a placement that starts approximately 8 weeks after you start.  Each placement in the first year lasts for six weeks and in the second and third years the placement are no less than 7 weeks long.

Learn from the experts

As tomorrow’s professionals, you’ll be taught by today’s experts – people who’ve worked (and are still working) across the healthcare sector. Tutorials and personal contact time are an important part of our nursing courses, and we ensure you’re supported in both one-to-one and group-learning environments. You’ll have your own personal tutor, and a range of module leaders. As these are new courses, we’ve had the opportunity to build them from the ground up, ensuring they’re informed by the latest research and practice – and meaning that you’ll learn at the forefront of modern nursing.

Throughout the programme, we’ll give you all the support you need: from advice and feedback, to securing practice learning placements, to helping you deal with any unforeseen personal circumstances or difficulties.

Clinical and nursing skills

Your registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Council hinges on proving you’ve got the required nursing skills – the practical components of this course. You’ll develop these skills in our suites, through a range of simulated exercises that bridge the gap between the classroom and your practice placements. You’ll then keep a record of the skills you’ve acquired and contact hours you’ve completed in your ePortfolio.

How you’re assessed

The end-point assessment will take place after the three-year degree, although completion of the degree is dependent on completion of the end-point assessment.

Campus and facilities

The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).

Entry requirements

    112 UCAS tariff points from a range of Level 3 qualifications including:

    • A level – ACC or BBC; or
    • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM (Health and Social Care preferred but not essential); or
    • Access to Higher Education – D15 and M30 (Health or Nursing preferred but not essential)

    Alternative Level 3 qualifications will also be considered on application and approval.

    Level 2 qualifications including:

    • 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and either, Science or Health-related grades C / 4-5 and above; or
    • Functional Skills including English and Maths

    Alternative Level 2 qualifications will also be considered on application and approval.

    Applicants who do not meet the above academic criteria but have sufficient relevant experience in the workplace will be considered on an individual basis for recognition of prior learning and experience. Please contact us to discuss your options.

    For those in employment

    For those already in employment, this apprenticeship provides access to development opportunities for applicants who may already have practical experience but wish to improve their theoretical understanding, want to develop their skills further, and obtain an academic qualification and professional recognition.

    You'll need to be in current employment and have secured your employer's agreement to support you through the degree apprenticeship.

    You will also need English and Maths qualifications:

    • GCSE Maths or international equivalent – minimum C / 4-5 or above; or
    • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
    • GCSE English or international equivalent – minimum C / 4/5 or above; or
    • Level 2 Functional Skills in English

    Evidence will also be required of:

    • A full DBS check
    • Declaration of good health and good character
    • Attendance at an Occupational Health review

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

Fees and funding

For Apprenticeship fees, funding and guidance information, please see our Apprenticeships pages.

Your employer will be able to access government funding which will cover the costs of your course fees. Your employer will discuss with you regarding any extra charges such as accommodation and travel expenses prior to you signing up to the apprenticeship so that you are aware of any additional costs you may incur before you accept your apprenticeship.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

How to apply

To apply click the Apply button at the top of the page.

For further information visit our apprenticeship pages or email us.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.