Nurse apprenticeship

Give care, advice and support to sick, injured or disabled people

Registered nurses make an important contribution to the promotion of health, health protection and the prevention of ill health. You’ll do this by empowering people, communities and populations to exercise choice, take control of their own health decisions and behaviours and by supporting people to manage their own care where possible. A career in nursing is dynamic and exciting, with opportunities to work in a range of different roles as a registered nurse. Your nursing career will mean working with a variety of service users, families and carers, and with a range of health and care professionals and other agencies such as the police, social services and within education. During the nurse apprenticeship you’ll work in a hospital or someone’s home, within the community, social care or public health, sometimes working in shift patterns with unsociable hours. You must be compassionate and a great communicator as you will provide leadership in the delivery of care for people of all ages and from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. You’ll need the confidence and ability to think critically, apply knowledge and skills and provide expert, evidence- based, direct nursing care. This apprenticeship covers the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for proficiency and covers the four fields of practice that are adult, mental health, learning disability and child.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the nurse apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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