Course detail and funding

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Our Advanced Practice (Clinical) Masters Degree Apprenticeship lets students explore clinical practice, education, research and leadership – then apply these to a higher level of contemporary and autonomous clinical practice in their specialist area.

Not only will apprentices strengthen their leadership and clinical decision-making skills, but also their ability to research, making effective use of evidence to support clinical practice.

The award for this apprenticeship is a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Practice (Clinical).

Module breakdown

Core modules

  • Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment
  • Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Advanced Nursing Practice in Context
  • Clinical Diagnostics for Advanced Practice
  • Research Proposal
  • Major Project (Incorporating End Point Assessment)

Optional modules

  • Adult Acute Care
  • Advanced Management of Minor Injuries
  • Advanced Practice in Diabetes Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Advanced Principles of Respiratory and Thoracic Care
  • Specialist Mental Health Care
  • Minor Illness Assessment and Management
  • Cardiac Care
  • Pain Management
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice for ACP trainees 
  • Palliative and end of life Care - Management of Symptoms in Advanced Disease 
  • Wound Management 

Key information

Our course is delivered part-time over 18 months (minimum) delivered through blended learning: attendance at theory lectures and tutorials to prepare for practice-based learning, with additional online learning resources through our Learning Management System, Canvas.

Accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN, and with the choice to study in Cambridge or Chelmsford, apprentices will learn alongside other students with a particular interest in their chosen area of advanced practice. Not only will this strengthen their leadership and clinical decision-making skills, but also their ability to research, making effective use of evidence to support clinical practice.

Fees and funding

The total fees for this course are £18,000 over two years.

You can use the Apprentice Levy towards course fees.

  • Companies with an annual payroll of less than £3m: you'll pay 5% of the total course fees, payable in monthly instalments.
  • Companies with annual salary bill of more than £3m: you'll contribute 0.5% over the £3m into the Apprentice Levy. You'll then be able to use funds in your Digital Account to fund apprenticeships for existing staff or new apprentices. The Government provides £1.10 for every £1 you pay in.

Take a look at our FAQs for more information about the Apprenticeship Levy and funding.

Find out more about the benefits to your business offered by our Msc Applied Practice (Clinical) Degree Apprenticeship.