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FdSc Nursing Associate (Apprenticeship) (NMC) (PT) | 5575 | Credits 240 | 2020/21
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FdSc Nursing Associate (Apprenticeship) (NMC) (PT) | 5575 | Credits 240 | 2020/21
24/06/2021 | Year 1 PT Southwark JUN | Intake Closed

To apply for an apprenticeship course, you need to first find an appropriate apprenticeship position with an employer. If you have an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice, you can apply for this course on this page.

If you do not have an employer, you cannot apply direct to university for an apprenticeship. The most important thing you’ll need to do is register with the National Apprenticeship Service so you can search for available apprenticeships and submit applications for them. This link will take you to the registration site: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.


To apply for an apprenticeship course, they need to be in the appropriate apprenticeship position based upon the apprenticeship standard.

They can apply for a course via our website: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/application-system-home-students.

For more information as an employer please contact the apprenticeship team on +44(0) 207 815 7304 or email us at apprenticeships@lsbu.ac.uk.

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On this course, you'll be taught and supported by leading academics and nurses. You’ll apply your learning in a variety of clinical and health care settings, including placements on general medical and surgical wards, critical care areas such as A&E departments or intensive care units in leading NHS Trusts and hospitals across London. You will spend time in community placements and across the lifespan. 

Our state of the art laboratories, set up to simulate hospital ward and critical care environments, are the perfect place to learn, develop and practice your skills.

We work with partnerships across London giving you a range of experiences and opportunities to grow and develop your nursing skills and knowledge.

Why Nursing Associates at LSBU?

Professional accreditation: 
Our courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Career opportunities: 
On successful completion of the course you'll gain a FDSc Nursing Associate, which means you can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You can then work as a registered  nursing associate in any field of nursing and in any setting. As your career progresses you could become a registered nurse. 

Dedicated facilities: We have skills laboratories at our Southwark campus.  

Ofsted rating: Good 



Entery Requirments

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council stipulate selection, admission and progression requirements for entry to approved nursing associate programmes. The requirements can be seen HERE &;

  • Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 64 UCAS points &;

  • Applicants must hold GCSEs A-C in Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) 

  • DBS & Criminal Convictions Clearance
  • Working full time (at least 37.5 hours per week)
  • Meet the ESFA funding requirements for the apprenticeship (I.e. Visa / Residency)
  • You must be over 18 on the first day of learning

The course will consist of a two day induction programme followed by one day a week attendance for 40 weeks of the two years + end point assessment. The other 4 days will be in practice settings where the student will be able to apply their developing knowledge base and skills practice to real world situations under supervision.

Apprentices are in full-time employment with a minimum of 20% of that employment spent in off the job training. Attend placements as required by NMC curricula, employer and placement provider sites.

Entry to the second year is dependent on successful completion of year one

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Induction followed by one day a week attendance for 40 weeks of the two years + End Point Assessment (EPA)
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