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General Apprenticeship Enquiries (current and new employers)

Enquiries from employers or interested candidates about health-related apprenticeships:

  • Nursing Associate Apprenticeship
  • Nursing Degree Apprenticeship (adult, children’s and learning disabilities fields)
  • Occupation Therapy Degree Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Apprenticeship

Enquires about Recognition/Accreditation of Prior Learning

An Innovative programme of advanced study for nurses seeking to enhance their practice


Please note this programme is not recruiting future cohorts at present and this information is relevant to our current apprentices on the programme only.


This Apprenticeship is typically completed over three years at Level 7.  Practitioners access core and optional modules appropriate to meeting the organisational requirements of their advanced clinical role in practice.  Following regular progression points practitioners demonstrate their academic preparedness before completing the ‘End Point Assessment’ which is the final part of this integrated Master’s Degree Apprenticeship.  On successful completion of the programme, they will have met the Degree Apprenticeship Standard for Advanced Clinical Practitioner.”


Commitment statement

The commitment statement is completed by the Apprentice at the start of their apprenticeship with input from their employer and adviser. This statement is revisited during each Tripartite Review meeting and updates must be communicated back to the relevant Hub.


Programme conditions

The apprentice is asked to read and sign these programme conditions at the start of their programme of study. It is important they take time to understand all aspects of the information and all requirements.  

Programme conditions (PDF)


Apprenticeship progress review

The apprenticeship progress review process is a requirement of the apprenticeship programme. All apprentices and their employers are required to meet with the apprentice adviser at regular intervals throughout the academic year to review progress on the programme and look ahead to the next year of study.


ACP Degree Apprenticeship Curriculum

All information specific to this programme of study can be found in the course handbook (see below), and for learners via their course specific Blackboard site and I♥Health - FMH Post qualifying students, our school blackboard site at UEA for post qualifying learners.
Course Handbook (Word)

MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Degree Apprenticeship) Curriculum

Health Education England (2017) recognise that advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners and requires a high level of autonomy and complex decision-making which is underpinned by Master’s level study. Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research within a suite of core and optional modules. These modules provide the academic preparedness for an advanced level of practice and supports the practitioner’s advancement into roles, which require the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings (Health Education England, 2017).

Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship (3 years) meets the standards set out by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Learners must hold current registration with one of the statutory regulators of health care and will take 36 months to complete. Learners must demonstrate the values and behaviours expected of a professional clinical practitioner and work in partnership with Trusts and the UEA to meet the requirements set out within the programme.

Further information can be found in the course handbook

This programme of study requires learners to complete 180 credits at Level 7.


ACP Degree Apprenticeship Assessment of Practice

An Apprentice is employed by one of our health or social care employer partners and undertakes placements with their employer. We will work closely with learners and employers to support learners through to successful completion of our integrated Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Attendance in practice placements is monitored and learners are required to meet 100% of the practice hours. Learners receive 20% off-the-job training which will need to be recorded, as per the ESFA's apprenticeships funding rules. Please note: Apprentices must adhere to both the UEA and employer’s requirements in relation to reporting absences.

The programme has been designed to provide learners with the academic preparedness for practice in order to meet the requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Some modules will have formal assessment of practice (i.e., Independent and Supplementary Prescribing), and learners are informed of this when they start the programme and select their modules each academic year.