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Nursing apprenticeships

If you’ve decided to train as a Registered Nursing Associate or a Registered Nurse, apprenticeships allow you to ‘learn as you earn’ to fulfill your career aspirations. Apprenticeships blend academic study with workplace learning in practice for a fully encompassing and flexible study experience, funded by your employer.

ARU is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, training nurses for more than 25 years, so you’ll be in safe hands.

Explore options

There are two apprenticeships available, depending on your employer’s preference.

Option 1

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Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship

(Level 5) – 23 months

Ideal if you’re a current Band 2/3 healthcare assistant looking to develop your nursing skills to meet a range of healthcare needs. A role in its own right, the Nursing Associate bridges the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses.

Explore Nursing Associate FdSc

Option 2

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Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

(Level 6) – 24 months

Ideal if you have successfully completed option 1 or 2, or an alternative Level 5 qualification relevant to nursing, and aspire to become a registered nurse in one of three specialist areas.

Explore Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Explore Child Nursing BSc (Hons) Explore Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)

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