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2023/24 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Foundation Degree Nursing Associate (Apprenticeship) Apprenticeship Route

Programme code:FD-NUR/A-19UCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Kerry Boddy Contact

Total credits: 240

Entry requirements:

Applicants must be employed, in an appropriate role, and at an appropriate level, in a levy - paying institution. Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In addition, applicants require:

English and Maths grade C/4 or equivalent (as recognised by the ESFA requirements for Maths and English ESFA requirements for Maths and English)


- Level 3 health/social care qualification (or equivalent)

If applicants do not have the required qualifications, they can complete the LLC Alternative Entry Scheme. However, if they do not already hold these qualifications Apprentices must also achieve, level 2 English and maths prior to taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices must meet the eligibility criteria specified in the EFSA funding rules. The minimum duration of each apprenticeship is based on the apprentice working 30 hours a week or more, including any off-the-job training they undertake. If the apprentice works fewer than 30 hours a week it may be possible to extend the minimum duration (pro rata) to take account of this. This will need to be done in consultation with the University, the employer and the applicant.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Lifelong Learning Centre, nursing exam board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The programme has been developed with reference to the Subject Benchmark Statement for Nursing (2001). It is also designed to ensure that level 1 maps onto outcomes for the first year of the nursing degree such that, with the addition of a bridging module, students have met required level 1 outcomes for progression to level 2 of that degree and written to comply with curriculum stipulated by HEE.
This programme has now been further mapped to the NMC (2018) standards for Nursing Associates and Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment.

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Programme specification:

The Foundation Degree Nursing Associate (Apprenticeship) is a two year full-time programme. The apprenticeship combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning. It is designed for those who are working in trainee nursing associate roles. The professional experience of students and their ongoing clinical experience are key elements of the programme. In each module, theoretical learning will be grounded and critically examined in relation to clinical practice and there is opportunity to focus and apply this to a range of settings and roles.

The fees for this programme are covered by the employer through the apprenticeship levy.

This course is delivered under the apprenticeship model. The Foundation Degree is awarded by the University of Leeds, after which an end point assessment will be required by your employer to achieve the apprenticeship.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC1428Assessment in Practice 160 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)
LLLC1429Professional Practice 120 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)
LLLC1430Leadership and Care Delivery20 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)
LLLC1432Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Practice 120 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC2278Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Practice 220 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)
LLLC2279Assessment in Practice 260 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)
LLLC2280Professional Practice 220 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)
LLLC2281Work based Research Project20 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth)

Last updated: 23/02/2024 13:50:21


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