Apprenticeships at Brighton

Rachel Macleod

Nursing associate apprentice wins Apprentice of the Year

We’re delighted to announce that Rachel Macleod, apprentice Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship, has won the award for ‘Apprentice of the year – Health, social care & science’ at the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards.

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Health and Social Care Practice FdSc

Mark Lees, the Course Leader for the university’s Health and Social Care Foundation Degree introduces the Assistant Practitioner and Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeships. Find out more about the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

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Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Degree Apprenticeship

Meet Daren Briscoe, the course leader for Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Degree Apprenticeship. Programme introduction delivered by the Apprenticeship Lead, Tara Casey. Find out more about the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Degree Apprenticeship.

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Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship

Course lead Jackie Lelkes introduces the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship.

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Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Lead Paul Watters introduces the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship.

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Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship

Heidi Von Kurthy introduces the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship.

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Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship

Senior Lecturer Deborah Whitham introduces the Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship. Find out more about the Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship.

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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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#AmazingApprentice Shannon Edmunds, Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Shannon Edmunds is a Nursing Associate at Sussex Partnership Trust going above and beyond. Read what her manager had to say below. “Shannon has been amazing for the team on Caburn ward. She has been helping lead the Safewards interventions and leading on nurse-led activities. It has been a difficult time for the team, and…

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Nursing Associate Anna Sanders

#AmazingApprentice Anna Sanders, Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Anna Sanders is a Nursing Associate at Sussex Partnership Trust going above and beyond. Read what her manager had to say below. “Anna has been a rock for the team, picking up additional shifts and leading with physical health on the ward. She has taken the lead on National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and also…

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Nursing Associate Jane Horn

#AmazingApprentice Jane Horn, Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

Jane Horn is a Nursing Associate at Sussex Partnership Trust going above and beyond. Read what her manager had to say below. “Jane has been greatly appreciated in these difficult times. She has been picking up additional shifts, leading with qualified staff and supporting physical health interventions such as National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and…

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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…

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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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Podiatrist Degree Apprenticeship

Apprentice podiatrist Natasha Bassett (from East Sussex Healthcare Trust) and Helen Poppitt-Jones explain how as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Natasha is putting practical, specialist skills into practice as part of her apprenticeship by using vasculab equipment to monitor lower limb problems and prevent amputation. Find out more about the Podiatrist Degree Apprenticeship.

Nursing Associate apprentice Kathy Boult and course leader Mark Lees

Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

An overview of the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship with course leader Mark Lees. Find out how an innovation one student (Kathy Boult from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust) made as part of her course was then ordered for her ward. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

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Employers: Why Nursing Associate apprenticeships work for our staff

The new Nursing Associate apprenticeships are helping healthcare assistants develop their skills and bring new experience back to their community roles. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

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Healthcare employers: How apprenticeships are great for staff

New apprenticeships are helping staff work towards qualifications while staying in work. If you are an employer in the healthcare sector there are lots of benefits to be had. Find out more about apprenticeships in Health and Social care.

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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. Find out more about the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship.

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Learning as an Apprentice Nursing Associate

Our Apprentice Nursing Associates; Peggy-Jane Murrell from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Charlotte Bebee from Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and Kathy Boult and Natasha Webster from Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust explain how they are developing their skills and how this is having an impact on their work. University of…

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