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Written by Alison Ayliffe-Jessup, 10/06/2024 

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? 

This two-year apprenticeship is designed for Healthcare Assistants in Primary Care to become a Band 4 Nursing Associate. 
You will qualify as a registered professional with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

Course Delivery 

University content is delivered once a week, on a set day, over 45 weeks a year. 
Intakes are at Mansfield in October and Clifton in January. Teaching takes place at NTU’s state-of-the-art Institute for Health and Allied Professions. 
External placements will be organised by the NTU placement team to allow you to experience the four fields of nursing (adult, mental health, learning disability and children’s) for 15 weeks across the two years. 
You will continue to be based at your current GP Practice whilst undertaking the course. You will receive Protected Learning Time to progress in your new role and develop your knowledge and skills. 
The role will enable you to perform core nursing skills, deliver and monitor care and administer medications. 

Benefits for you: 

Develop your career 
Earn while you learn 
Improve outcomes for your patients 
Increase your earning capacity. 

Benefits for the GP Practice: 

Grow your own staff 
Upskill your workforce 
Staff retention 
Career pathways to support your service. 


As small sized organisations, GP Practices are eligible for 100% Government funding towards training costs. 
A degree apprenticeship is a great way to develop your team. 
For more information about applying for funding, email: alliance.hub1@nhs.net 
“An apprenticeship was great for me as I could study whilst I was working. The best thing about being a Nursing Associate in Primary Care is being able to deliver the high quality, person-centred care that makes a difference every day.” 
Alison Ayliffe-Jessup, 
(Nursing Associate) 
To find out more visit:  
or paula.hawkins@ntu.ac.uk (Nursing Associate Course Lead) 
Telephone: 0115 848 2589 
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