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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

MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship will be typically completed over three years and you will study at level 7.  Practitioners will access core and optional modules appropriate to meeting the organisational requirements of their advanced clinical role in practice.  Following regular progression points practitioners will 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 apprentice adviser. Further details are sent to apprentices at the start of their studies. This statement is revisited during each Tripartite Review meeting and updates must be communicated back to your 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 your programme of study can be found in your course handbook (see below), your course specific Blackboard site at UEA and via the HSC Studentzone Website and the I♥Health - FMH Post qualifying students website. The websites will be accessible following your enrolment onto the programme.
Course Handbook (PDF)

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 masters 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).

Offered over three years the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship here at UEA meets the standards set out by the Institute for Apprenticeships. It requires you to hold current registration with one of the statutory regulators of health care and it will take 36 months to complete. You must be able to demonstrate the values and behaviours expected of a professional clinical practitioner and you will work in partnership with your Trust 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 you to complete 180 credits at level 7, and an example of your pathway through the programme is captured in the attached model (PDF)  

ACP Degree Apprenticeship Assessment of Practice

As an Apprentice, you are employed by one of our health or social care employer partners, and will undertake placements with your employer. We will work closely with you and your employer to support you through to successful completion of your integrated Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice.

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

The programme has been designed to provide you with the academic preparedness for practice in order to meet the requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner, your employer will help you develop the appropriate knowledge, skills and behavior required by this role to meet the Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

Some modules you undertake may have formal assessment of practice (i.e. Independent an Supplementary Prescribing), you will be informed of this when you start the programme and select your modules each academic year.