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This full time 18-month supernumerary Higher Apprenticeship programme with opt-in MSc award will provide opportunities to develop understanding of specialist practice district nursing practice and capitalise on opportunities for applied learning within the context of practice.

Apprentices must be paid employees of a partner organisation: therefore, must be either an existing employee or new employee who has been recruited specifically to undertake the apprenticeship course. On the programme, apprentices will be part of a shared approach to learning that is tripartite between the apprentice as a learner, the employer, and the university. Apprentices will therefore combine academic studies with work-based development of specialist skills relating to district nursing. After successfully completing this programme, apprentices will be recognised as a Specialist Practice District Nurse, recorded on the third part of the NMC register. Apprentices may also receive a Master’s degree (or postgraduate diploma if you opt out of the Master’s dissertation) from the University of Northumbria. In addition, apprentices will receive a SPDN apprenticeship award on completion of the end point assessment (EPA) and summative practice progress meeting.

Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviour 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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Nursing, Midwifery & Health

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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