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How the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship opens doors for graduates

“I loved my apprenticeship and really enjoyed university.” Nichola Raymond joined the first cohort of Assistant Practitioners in healthcare on the higher apprenticeship at the University of Brighton, graduating in January this year. Since completing her apprenticeship,¬†Nichola has moved into a new role with more responsibility. Cathy from the apprenticeships¬†caught up with Nichola to find…

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Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Becky was working away on placement as part of her apprenticeship with the University of Brighton when she was recalled to her main role at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is now taking on extra responsibilities to support more senior healthcare colleagues, which include making phone calls and sending personal…

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Sharon Whitmore, Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship

Sharon is a 33-year-old healthcare assistant who works part-time at a local GP surgery. She studied her Assistant Practitioner (Health) Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) at the University of Brighton. Sharon left school after taking GCSEs and started a family soon after. She aspired to be a nurse, but further study was not a realistic possibility…

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Podiatry apprentice Natasha Basset demonstrating on a peer
Nursing Associate apprentice Kathy Boult and course leader Mark Lees
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Employers: Why nursing apprenticeships work for our staff

The new nursing apprenticeships are helping healthcare assistants develop their skills and bring new experience back to their community roles.

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Employers: New opportunities for Nursing Associates

Employers of the new Nursing Associates explain how the qualification is great for the healthcare sector and how it gives students entering the field exciting new opportunities.

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Learning as an Apprentice Nursing Associate

Our Apprentice Nursing Associates explain what they are learning on their apprenticeship: how they are developing their skills and how this is having an impact on their work. University of Brighton Lecturers Rebecca Diego and Rebecca Craig tell us about the core modules.

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