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Pre-Study Programme for the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (8 week programme) *

Institution code: 

8 weeks part-time.

Proposed start date: June 2020.

* Subject to validation


This program is designed to prepare the prospective health apprentice to undertake the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship.  It will offer learning in academic readiness, wellbeing and interview preparation.  It will introduce the learner to the nursing associate apprenticeship at the University and the professional expectations of undertaking an apprenticeship that leads to a professional registration. 

It will also provide the opportunity for the learner to properly evaluate their academic readiness and for some to undertake level 2 Maths and English qualifications.  For others specific learning needs may be identified for which the learner will be signposted to other support services.

Course modules

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the role of the nursing associate
  • Explain the Professional expectations for the Nursing Associate.
  • Identify their role as an apprentice
  • Define Learning preferences and understand the importance of these to their personal learning.  
  • Define personal study skills and explore their importance to higher education study.    
  • Explore a personal academic action plan
  • Define effective time management skills 
  • Define resilience and its importance to studying in higher education
  • Identify the elements of successful interview preparation
  • Identify the learners’ next steps and prepare an action plan
  • Define Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Identify British Values
  • Complete Level 2 functional skills – Mathematics*
  • Complete Level2 functional skills English*

* For those learners who require to undertake this qualification.

Career opportunities

At the end of the programme, learners will be provided with a University of Suffolk Certificate of Achievement. 

Entry requirements