Introduction: complex health needs.

A nursing associate is a generic nursing role that bridges the gap between health care  workers and registered nurses, validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You’ll be expected to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting registered nurses by undertaking holistic care for patients.

The nursing associate role is exciting and varied. It is designed to provide organisations with an additional range of skills to help teams make best use of their resources within their registered nursing workforce. As a nursing associate, you will support registered nurses by treating minor illnesses and managing long-term conditions, meaning registered nurses are able to support patients with more


Your trainee nursing apprenticeship in north central London:

The apprenticeship and training in north central London is run by Middlesex University, based in Hendon. It takes two years to complete the apprenticeship programme and will result in a foundation degree. You will have the opportunity to carry out various placements across different settings giving them the opportunity to work in different environments and learn new skills. It also means you earn a wage while training.

Potential trainee nursing associates must be employed within an organisation on a fulltime basis, have lived in the UK for the past three years and have level 2 maths and English GCSE or equivalent. Employers will be required to ensure that those members of staff who are interested in the role meet these criteria.For further information, please see our frequently asked questions.


The apprenticeship programme:

You’ll have the opportunity to complete three placements across three different healthcare settings.

  • Hospital trust     

  • GP practice   

  • Nursing home  

The programme will prepare trainees to work with service users of all ages and backgrounds with health and social care needs. You’ll complete their training in adult care, paediatric care, mental health and learning disability – giving you a strong grounding in all four areas of nursing.

The role also provides a progression route into graduate or registered-level nursing.


Why choose this apprenticeship?:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge in health and care

  • An exciting personal development opportunity

  • Progress in your career

  • Bring new ideas and experiences to health and care settings

  • Route into registered nursing


How to apply:

  1. Approach your employer

If you meet the entry requirements, speak to your employer about the apprenticeship and your reasons for wanting to study at this level. In order to undertake the apprenticeship you will need full support from your employer.

  1. Complete an application form

Once you have spoken to your employer and made an informed decision about the apprenticeship, complete an application form (insert hyperlink) which should be sent to Middlesex University.

  1. Assessment and interview

If your application is successful, you will be invited to take part in an interview and a maths and English assessment.

  1. Job offer

If you are successful at the interview and assessment stage, you will be made a job offer of trainee nursing associate.

Information for employers:

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Acute care settings – leaflet

  • Primary care settings – leaflet

  • Care home settings - leaflet