Nursing apprenticeships

If you’ve decided to train as an Assistant Practitioner, Registered Nursing Associate or a Registered Nurse, apprenticeships allow you to ‘learn as you earn’ to fulfill your career aspirations. Apprenticeships blend academic study with workplace learning in practice for a fully encompassing and flexible study experience, funded by your employer.

ARU is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, training nurses for more than 25 years, so you’ll be in safe hands.


Explore options

There are three apprenticeships available, depending on your employer’s preference.

Option 1

Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship

(Level 5) – 19 months

Ideal if you’re a current Band 2/3 healthcare assistant/support worker looking to develop your career in Adult, Child or Mental Health Nursing.

Successful completion will allow you to join the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship.

Explore Assistant Practitioner (Nursing) FdSc

Option 2

Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

(Level 5) – 23 months

Ideal if you’re a current Band 2/3 healthcare assistant looking to develop your Nursing skills to meet a range of healthcare needs.

Successful completion will allow you to join the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship.

Explore Nursing Associate FdSc

Option 3

Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

(Level 6) – 19 months

Ideal if you have successfully completed option 1 or 2, or an alternative Level 5 qualification relevant to nursing, and aspire to become a registered nurse in one of three specialist areas.

Explore Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Explore Child Nursing BSc (Hons) Explore Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)
"The apprenticeship allowed me to continue doing the job I love whilst learning to broaden my skills and providing more comprehensive care to my patients."
Susan Hall
Cambridge University Hospitals
"The nursing apprenticeship is all packaged perfectly, with support salary and a foundation to making all your career dreams come true."
Lauren Davies
Peterborough City Hospital

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