All candidates must be employed in a suitable health or social care setting, have employer support and a guarantee of work-based supervision from an appropriately qualified work based supervisor (Assistant Practitioner pathway) or Registered Nurse Mentor (Nursing Associate pathway).
Candidates must normally be employed for a minimum 30 hours per week (NB If the apprentice works fewer than 30 hours a week the provider must extend the minimum duration of the apprenticeship (pro rata) to take account of this).
In addition, candidates need to meet the following entry criteria:
Candidates usually possess a minimum of Key Skills level 2 in English and maths together with (or part of) a relevant or equivalent level 3 qualification such as:
- an Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
- BTEC National Diploma (pass), or Certificate (merit)
- two A-levels (with maths and English GCSE grade C)
- Open University course in Health and Social Care related subject such as SDK125,subject related NVQ level 3 (Includes key skills English and maths level 2) with a Skills for Health: Bridging Skills for Higher Education course.
Other qualifications that have equivalence will be considered by the course leader. Candidates with relevant and substantial work experience but without a recognised level three qualification will be considered on a case by case basis.
Invited candidates will have an interview at the university. The interview will include an entry test (level 2) for maths and English.