You should be employed at NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 or 3 as a healthcare support worker (or equivalent). At the point of entry onto the course, you should be working within a health or care setting where you can be appropriately supervised by a Registered Nurse or other appropriate health or care professional.

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You will need to have agreed with your employer that you can attend one day of study release each week and attend placements external to usual place of work throughout the course. Employers usually pay a Trainee Nursing Associates’s course fees. 

During the selection process, you will need to sit a numeracy and literacy test (equivalent to Level 2). This is followed by a face-to-face interview.

Applicants will usually be expected to:

  • Have GCSEs (English Language and Maths) at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2)
  • Have completed the Care Certificate
  • Be employed for a minimum of 37.5 hours/ week

Last Updated: Monday, 19 March 2018 10:09