• Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship

    • Level: Master’s degree apprenticeship (level 7)
    • Course duration: 36 months
    • Available start dates: September 2020
    • Mode of Delivery: Classroom study (1 day per week)
  • Overview

    The Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship programme facilitates the development and progression of experienced healthcare professionals working at the leading edge of their specialty, developing knowledge and skills in leadership, critical decision making, clinical expertise and research which can be used to influence service provision.

    The apprenticeship is aligned with Health Education England's Multi-Professional Framework, and enables experienced clinicians to grow their expertise across the key four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research. On completion successful graduates will gain a master's degree (MSc) in Advanced Clinical Practice.

  • Who is it for?

    This apprenticeship is for senior staff working in the NHS or other healthcare organisations who are currently training as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and hold a minimum of three year's post-registration experience.
  • Modules and teaching overview

    The course runs for 36 months. Apprentices attend the University for the equivalent of one day a week and combine classroom study with their job role. On completion of the master's degree, apprentices are entered for the end point assessment.

    Apprentices complete:

    • Advanced Professional Practice
    • Advanced History Taking and Assessment
    • Diagnostic Reasoning in Practice
    • Applied Research Methods 
    • Optional modules - 40 credits at level 7. Apprentices select two optional modules as part of the master's which can be aligned to their professional practice
    • Compulsory Dissertation - 50 credits at level 7 involving the design and management of a small research project relevant to the apprentice's professional practice and central to the learning of the Masters programme.

  • Learning outcomes

    • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Entry requirements, application process and costs

    • The cost for the Apprenticeship for 2020/2021 entry: £12,000 (drawn down from the monthly employer levy)
    • Evidence of degree level study (level 6) from a recognised UK or overseas institution, or an equivalent professional / other qualification
    • At least three years' registration with the relevant Professional Body in the UK
    • When English is not the first language, an overall score of level 7 or above for IELTS or equivalent is normally required
    • English and Maths Level 2, equivalent to GCSE A*-C or 9-4
    • Access to an appropriate clinical supervisor within the practice and fully supported by line management
    • Engaged in professional practice in the UK in a role that enables acquisition of the required clinical skills
    • Employers should contact the University Apprenticeship team. We’ll carry out an initial assessment to ensure the apprenticeship is suitable for the candidates and meets employer’s requirements. A contract and commitment statement will be agreed prior to signing up apprentice.
  • End Point Assessment

    On successful completion of the modules above and the required work-based practice, the apprentice will complete the integrated End Point Assessment module. The End Point Assessment comprises:

    • An open book examination assessing the knowledge, skills and behaviours for Advanced Clinical Practice
    • A presentation of practice combining two elements that demonstrates the apprentice's integration of the knowledge, skills and behaviours across the Advanced Clinical Practitioner standard.


  • The Oxford Brookes Experience

    • The Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery (OSN+M) is an exciting and innovative partnership which seeks to be at the forefront of research driven education, clinical practice and high-quality healthcare research
    • In collaboration with other universities and healthcare providers, OSN+M enjoys an international reputation in healthcare research, with the majority of it considered world-leading (Research Excellence Framework assessment 2014)
    • The apprenticeship programme fully integrates the teaching, learning and support the University offers with the mentoring and training offered within your practice.
    • The programme team are all registered professionals who all hold over 10 years' healthcare and teaching experience in their field
    • The apprenticeship programme integrates the teaching, learning and support that the University offers alongside mentoring and training offered within your healthcare setting 

  • Employers we partner with

    We are pleased to partner with the following employers to deliver our Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree apprenticeship.

    Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Contact us

    UK Partnerships and Apprenticeships

    Tel. +44 (0)1865 484933