As part of its commitment to provide high-quality staff development with reliable funding for local NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations, the university is currently developing a new Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship for launch in January 2025.

The new apprenticeship programme develops practitioners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide a high standard of complex care for patients, using enhanced levels of clinical judgement.

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The Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship offers three pathways:

  • PGCert Enhanced Clinical Practice
  • PGCert Enhanced Clinical Practice (Clinical Education)
  • PGCert Enhanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics / Neonates)

Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship Information Webinar

10am Tuesday 9 July 2024

Join Sonya Stone, Programme Director, for an overview of the university's new Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship.

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Awards an Apprenticeship Certificate and a Postgraduate Certificate


18 months (including end-point assessment)

Entry requirements

Apprentices must be registered with either one of the statutory healthcare regulators. 

Apprentices are normally expected to hold a relevant degree with an award of 2:2 or above (or have demonstrable equivalent experience). 

Apprentices usually have at least 2 years post-registration experience and need to have completed any period of preceptorship.

Other requirements

Level 2 (equivalent to grades 4-9 at GCSE) or above in English and maths. Apprentices who do not provide suitable Level 2 English certification and do not hold an appropriate English language equivalent qualification from this list, will also need to provide an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) result that is dated within the last two years.

The minimum requirement for this programme is an overall score of 6.5, with no less than a 6.0 in each of the individual elements. The university’s policy around this can be found here.

Apprentices must be working in a job role that provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the Level 6 Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard.

Please note the apprenticeship route is only available to UK/EU/EEA nationals or apprentices that have lived and have had a right to work in the UK for three years or more and work a minimum of 50% of their time in England.

Start date January 2025
Fees  £7000 to be paid by the employer (can be covered by the apprenticeship levy). Non-levy paying employers may be eligible for funding.
Nottingham Nottingham 
Faculty Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Who is the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is for healthcare professionals who are working at or towards an enhanced level of practice with specific knowledge and skills in a field of expertise.

To discuss your employee's suitability for the programme please contact our employer engagement team.

Express your interest now to be kept up-to-date with the latest developments with this programme and to be notified when applications open. 

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