Higher Level Apprenticeship Nursing Associate at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Higher Level Apprenticeship Nursing Associate

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Course summary

Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to provide care and treatment in a wide range of health and care settings. This two-year foundation degree is a flexible, practice-based course, which will enable apprentices to provide high quality, person-centred care across the lifespan. This two-year foundation degree is delivered within a supportive learning environment. It offers perspectives on health, ill health, health promotion and protection, life sciences and nursing practice in a range of settings. It comprises approximately 50% theory and 50% practice, across the required 2300 programme hours. The Nursing Associate programme is a flexible, authentic practice learning course aimed to develop competent, confident and compassionate Nursing Associates, providing high quality, safe and responsive person-centred care across the lifespan in diverse care setting. This course includes significant practice (or work-based) learning. Apprentices will have the opportunity to achieve national proficiencies relating to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates. This will enable them to become an accountable professional, promote health and prevent ill health, provide and monitor care, work as part of a team, improve safety and the quality of care, and contribute to integrated care. In Year 1 they will be introduced to the foundations for nursing associate practice in which they will develop knowledge of the principles that underpin professional practice and patient care. In Year 2 they will prepare to undertake the professional role of the nursing associate and gain the skills and experience required to become a partner in care with both their patients and members of the multidisciplinary team. Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Year 1 Higher Education and Digital Skills for Health Professionals Clinical Practice 1 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Foundations of Professional Practice Diverse Perspectives Therapeutic Interventions Year 2 Clinical Practice 2 Public Health and Health Promotion Professional Development Skills across the Life Span Research in Evidence Based Practice End Point Assessment Gateway for Nursing Associate Apprentices

Assessment method

Reflective Essay Practice Assessment Document Portfolio of Evidence Ongoing Achievement Record Exam Essay Presentation Medication Exam Health Promotion Campaign Clinical Exam Poster Social Media Campaign Small Scale Project

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to consider international students for this course

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Equivalent qualifications may be considered, including workplace delivered NVQs We are looking for applicants who are passionate about health care professions and providing person centred care.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

English language requirements

GCSE English and Maths required at Grade C or 4 or above, or acceptable equivalent.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £15000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £15000 Whole course
Scotland £15000 Whole course
Wales £15000 Whole course
Channel Islands £15000 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £15000 Whole course

Additional fee information

We are unable to accept international students. We can only accept EU applications if the applicant is holding Settled or Pre-settled status
Higher Level Apprenticeship Nursing Associate at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS