Nurse Degree Apprenticeships: In poor health?

A report from the House of Commons Education Committee December 2018

The House of Commons Education Committee have published a report into Nurse Degree Apprenticeships. It discusses the challenges of implementing the RN Apprenticeships and explains many of the reasons why this may be, including the lack of understanding by Apprenticeship regulators of how different these NMC regulated Degree Apprenticeships are from “ordinary” Degree Apprenticeships.

It makes some positive recommendations including use of the Levy to reduce employer costs and lobbying HEE for increased CPD funding for RNs.

I am disappointed (but not surprised) by the NHS focus as hospices in England need these and the Nursing Associate Apprenticeships as much as any NHS organisation and have opened a discussion with Hospice UK about this.

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Written by

Sally Garbett


10, December 2018


About the Author

Sally Garbett

Sally Garbett

Education and Apprenticeship associate, St Christopher's Hospice

Sally Garbett is the Apprenticeship lead and Vocational Programmes Manager at St Christopher’s where her role is to manage and develop apprenticeships and the vocational education and qualifications offered to external and internal staff. Sally has been involved in Apprenticeships since 1995 and most recently in the development of the healthcare standards, including the Nursing Associate role. Prior to working for St Christopher’s Sally was a freelance consultant and has over twenty five years' experience in qualification development, regulatory activities and delivery. She is also a licensed and qualified user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to develop teams and individuals.

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