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Nursing apprenticeship

Hi guys!

So I've been planning on applying to university next September for child nursing, and someone suggested to me to look into the possibility of doing a child nursing degree apprenticeship, but I haven't been able to find much on it or any unis close to me that do child nursing degree apprenticeships. I'm also confused as to how it would work if I studied at uni but also worked, does anyone have any idea about this? I'm so confused and don't have much time if I want to apply into uni.
Original post by Zeeper
Hi guys!

So I've been planning on applying to university next September for child nursing, and someone suggested to me to look into the possibility of doing a child nursing degree apprenticeship, but I haven't been able to find much on it or any unis close to me that do child nursing degree apprenticeships. I'm also confused as to how it would work if I studied at uni but also worked, does anyone have any idea about this? I'm so confused and don't have much time if I want to apply into uni.


You need to find a degree apprenticeship being offered by an NHS Trust and apply for it. Degree apprenticeships for nursing can be hard to find (I've just tried a search and could only find them for dental nurses and nursing associates). Use the search tool on the following link and see what comes up for your location:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/nhs-apprenticeships

Some links that might be useful:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/how-become-nurse

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nursing-degree-apprenticeships-factsheet/nursing-degree-apprenticeship-factsheet
there is actually a helpful video by ucas (if you search 'ucas nursing apprenticeship' it should appear. it was a video with three nurses/apprentices/educators.)

It would be split between learning and working (this differs so im not sure how it would work). Its particularly helpful as you apply what you learn straight to work life, and not to mention that time your work is paid :smile:. Its also important to note that you do not pay for education, as it is paid for you (so no uni deptt!!)

You cannot apply straight through ucas or at a uni, and (this needs to be fact checked) but you need to be employed before applying through the apprenticeship route. For example, as a healthcare assistant.

It lasts 4 years rather than 3 but this is probably due to the split between work and learning.

These are somethings that I know, and im hoping i can find one soon (also in child nursing). But i 100% agree that there isnt that much info online about this... if an actual nurse apprentice could help oout that would be extremely helpful:smile:)
Original post by nesalearns
there is actually a helpful video by ucas (if you search 'ucas nursing apprenticeship' it should appear. it was a video with three nurses/apprentices/educators.)
It would be split between learning and working (this differs so im not sure how it would work). Its particularly helpful as you apply what you learn straight to work life, and not to mention that time your work is paid :smile:. Its also important to note that you do not pay for education, as it is paid for you (so no uni deptt!!)
You cannot apply straight through ucas or at a uni, and (this needs to be fact checked) but you need to be employed before applying through the apprenticeship route. For example, as a healthcare assistant.
It lasts 4 years rather than 3 but this is probably due to the split between work and learning.
These are somethings that I know, and im hoping i can find one soon (also in child nursing). But i 100% agree that there isnt that much info online about this... if an actual nurse apprentice could help oout that would be extremely helpful:smile:)


You may be doing this already, but look on NHS Jobs websites for degree nursing apprenticeships. I saw one today for children’s nursing. It may not be in your area, but reading it would give an idea about the qualifications and person specifications required.
Also, it would give useful information on how the scheme works.

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