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Our Degree Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner provides an exciting opportunity for those working as experienced, registered, health professionals to develop in their advanced clinical practice roles.

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Acute Medicine) studied as a Degree Apprenticeship is a research rich, experientially focused award for those in employment as a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner within the Acute Medicine specialty. The programme is a work-based learning award and as such, places an emphasis on developing and applying the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a successful career in your ACP role. Your employer is responsible for initiating entry onto this programme. As an apprentice on this course your learning will be tailored to your needs, which will be identified in partnership with your employer and the university using the Royal College of Physicians/ Health Education England Advanced Clinical Practice in Acute Medicine Curriculum Framework.

Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) are recognised as autonomous specialists who manage complete episodes of care, working across what are deemed traditional professional boundaries to enhance the patient journey and develop clinical practice. Driven by the NHS (National Health Service) Long Term Plan (2019) and the NHS People Plan (2020), advanced clinical practice is considered the cornerstone of healthcare service redesign and delivery and is supported in the 2023 NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

The Degree Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Acute Medicine) award is designed to meet the requirements of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Integrated degree) standard. The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians/ Health Education England Advanced Clinical Practice in Acute Medicine Curriculum Framework, and the programme is aligned to the Health Education England (HEE) Multiprofessional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (2017). Its design draws on the NHS England Centre for Advancing Practice (CfAP) Standards for Education and Training (SETS) (2020) and Workplace Supervision for Advanced Clinical Practice (2021). This degree apprenticeship programme is designed for healthcare professionals that hold a qualifying professional registration and are employed as a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner within the Acute Medicine specialty (or equivalent). As an employer-initiated apprenticeship, full employer support to undertake this study is essential (Employers should pay particular attention to the Employer-led Learning and Application and Recruitment information of these pages). A practice portfolio developed throughout your studies will document your apprenticeship development across all 4 pillars of advanced practice (Clinical, Leadership and Management, Education, and Research) expected of an ACP specialising in Acute Medicine, enabling you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) of the apprenticeship standard. The practice portfolio used for this apprenticeship is derived from the Royal College of Physicians/ Health Education England Curriculum Framework.

If your ACP role is not in within the Acute Medicine specialty, other apprenticeship awards are available. We offer bracketed named awards for the following nationally recognised advanced practice curriculums:

Where no nationally recognised curriculum framework exists for your advanced practice role, our universal Degree Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner award can be studied, and bespoke capabilities guided by your employer integrated into your practice portfolio.

On completion of this programme, you will gain an MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Acute Medicine) qualification and an apprenticeship qualification. As an apprentice completing this course you will graduate with the skills and knowledge to help drive service improvements, analyse and interpret clinical data to help make a diagnosis, and improve patient care. This will equip you for such influential roles and support longer-term career aspirations working in advanced practice.

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours and retain the integrity of the apprenticeship standard as defined by IFATE. For further details please consult the IFATE Apprenticeship standards / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education webpage here.

 


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