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Nursing Associate

Providing high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a registered nurse

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


5 (equivalent to foundation degree)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • supporting individuals with all aspects of care including daily living
  • performing and recording blood pressure, temperature, respirations and pulse
  • undertaking clinical tasks including cannulation, venepuncture, electrocardiograms
  • accurately recording nutritional and fluid intake
  • ensuring the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times
  • foundation degree or level 5 diploma of higher education
  • apprentices without level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.