Practice Learning Guidance

Useful Resources

Here is external guidance that we provide to external placement providers about Foundation Degree placements: TNA EXTERNAL PLACEMENT GUIDANCE FOR PLACEMENT PROVIDERS updated August 2023

We also provide this guidance to our apprentices: TNA EXTERNAL PLACEMENT GUIDANCE for TNA’s updated


Hub and Spoke Model

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) require all Trainee Nursing Associates to undertake practice experience across a range of services to include:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Child Field Nursing
  • Learning Disability Nursing


The Hub and Spoke method of gaining varied practice experience has been developed by the University of Brighton in agreement with our practice partners. This means that learners are encouraged to follow the patient journey to gain an insight into a range of services which may be involved in not only the simplest of health care interactions but also complex and enduring treatment options.

This Guide to Hub and spoke for TNAs describes how the Hub and Spoke model can be used to enhance knowledge and capture practice learning opportunities across Working across the four fields of nursing




 Standards of proficiency for nursing associates

Standards Framework for Nursing and Midwifery education

Standards for student supervision and assessment


Please also view other pages on this blog site for our UoB School Policies and Guidance.