Wednesday, 01 March 2023
The programme team for the Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship in Advanced Clinical Practice are delighted to announce that the university’s MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) has been successfully accredited by Health Education England's (HEE) Centre for Advancing Practice
The accreditation means that ACP apprentices and student graduates, as well as all ACP degree apprenticeship graduates since 2018, will now be automatically eligible for entry onto the HEE directory of accredited Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
Sonya Stone, Faculty Director of Higher Degree Apprenticeships in Medicine & Health Sciences explains,
‘This is a significant achievement and testament to the quality of the Advanced Clinical Practice programmes. The accreditation will no doubt further cement the excellent reputation of the university as a provider of Advanced Practice education.’
The university launched the Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship, the university’s first apprenticeship, in 2018 in recognition of the demand for Advanced Clinical Practitioners. The university has since welcomed over 100 apprentice ACPs onto the programme from NHS trusts across the country.
‘I am incredibly proud of what our team has achieved. The University of Nottingham now has a UK benchmarked training programme for Advanced Clinical Practice’
Ruth Eccles, Head of Degree Apprenticeships said,
‘The ACP programme is one of the university’s flagship degree apprenticeships and has gone from strength to strength. As we now see more smaller practices and apprentices from the allied health professions join our programme, we are delighted to be able to offer those studying the degree apprenticeship the extra benefit of the HEE accreditation.’
The university continues to offer a full-time MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Master’s degree alongside the degree apprenticeship, offering a choice of routes into qualification for learners, dependant on their circumstances.
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Programme Director, Hannah Conway adds,
‘I am incredibly proud of what our team has achieved. The University of Nottingham now has a UK benchmarked training programme for Advanced Clinical Practice.
The apprenticeship route is a great way for employers to advance the skills of existing employees, in a cost-effective way. Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, according to both the Degree Apprenticeship Standard and Health Education England’s Multi-professional framework for ACP’.
Find out more about the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship at our online information event.
If you'd like to find out more about the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship, register for the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship Information Webinar taking place on Wednesday 29 March at 10am. In this online information event Programme Director, Hannah Conway and Employer Engagement Manager, Lizzy Martin will present the apprenticeship in detail. There will also be an opportunity to hear from a current apprentice and employer about their experience on the programme.