Enquiry through to enrolment could take anything up to twelve months. There are many areas to be covered before a place can be offered and before beginning a programme.
Before the application process can start, the employer must consider carefully the suitability of their employee, and the value that a higher apprenticeship can offer both employer and employee. The Apprenticeships Team can provide employers with a pre-application skills scan to support the assessment of employees, ensure they apply for the most appropriate apprenticeships, and demonstrate that the apprenticeship they wish to do will lead to the development of new knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Each apprenticeship programme has a set of entry criteria, and these must be met by the employee prior to completing an application.
If they employer wishes their employee to commence on an NMC approved apprenticeship, such as the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship or the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship, the employer must be an NMC Approved Employer.
All courses require a collaborative interview between the employer, applicant and course staff. If an offer is made, a disclosure and Barring Service check and an Occupational Health screening will need to be cleared - details on Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) and Occupational Health Screenings can be found below.
Prior to the commencement of the apprenticeship, a contract between the employer and University must be completed. A full commitment statement between the employer, apprentice and School of Sport and Health Sciences must be written, agreed, and signed. The employer must have identified a practice mentor, named according to the course nomenclature, and there could be clear processes in place to support the apprentice for the duration of their programme.