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Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Choose a degree which can supply you with the tools to make a real difference to the lives of others

Study one of our pathways:

Josie Bates - MSc Nursing (Adult) Apprentice in scrubs

Changing career paths to become a front face in patient care

"To anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship, I’d say go for it, for me is has facilitated a major career aspiration I have had, and I don’t think I could get where I am now without the help of the university or my NHS trust."

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What you will study

  • The Developing Nurse 
  • Nursing in Practice Learning Disabilities
  • Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health 
  • Application of Evidence within Nursing Practice 
  • Complexities in Learning Disability Nursing
  • Leading Innovation and Improvement for the Transition to Registration Learning Disabilities
  • Independent Scholarship
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Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Entry requirements


  • Level 2 English qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills English, Key Skills Level 2 Communication or equivalent)
  • Level 2 Maths qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills Maths, Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number (Numeracy) or equivalent)
  • Honours Degree 2:2 or above
  • Recognition of prior experiential learning


  • Science qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C,or equivalent)
  • Educational study within the last 5 years

In addition

  • The applicant will be expected to complete two electronic portfolios to evidence how the applicant's past experiences are relevant to a career in nursing. One practice portfolio needs to evidence 450 hours of work experience and one theory portfolio that needs to evidence how the applicants’ prior educational experience is relevant to nursing.
  • The applicant must be working within a contractual relationship, this can be educational, employment or voluntary.
  • The applicant must demonstrate they are working within a setting where they have personally supported the health and or wellbeing needs of service users
  • Applicants must complete an occupational health assessment and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the selection process and any offer made will be subject to satisfactory outcome of these
  • If English is not your first language you must have achieved an IELTS score of at least level 6.5
  • To apply for this apprenticeship you must currently be in paid full-time employment.  Your employer must cover the costs of the apprenticeship.

Fees and funding


Cost of the apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band level 6, but individual agreements will be considered depending on student numbers and the involvement of employers.


Fees will be paid by your employer with government funded support or through the apprenticeship levy.

Additional costs and optional extras

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Additional information about your studies

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.