Be currently registered with an appropriate health / social care professional body.
Possess a degree in a health / social care related discipline from a recognised higher education institution. (Normally this will be an Honours degree at 2:1 classification or above. However, consideration will be given to suitable applicants who do not have an Honours degree or who do not have a 2:1 classification).
Be working in an advanced practice role or as a trainee advanced clinical practitioner at the start of and throughout the programme.
Have a satisfactory application and interview.
In addition, prior to being submitted for the End Point Assessment students will be required to show that they have achieved GCSE English Language / English Literature and Mathematics at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme), or have achieved Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics (or any agreed equivalencies).
Individuals are eligible for apprenticeship funding through an employer’s apprenticeship service account or government-employer co-investment if they have a valid and eligible residency status. Non-UK nationals are eligible for funding if they have permission from the UK government to live in the UK (not for educational purposes), and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship. Full eligibility criteria are outlined in Annex A of the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Apprenticeship Funding Rules.
Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) are available.
Eligible students will be interviewed either as part of their employer’s recruitment process or separately within the University.
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply.
Trainee ACP roles are advertised by the local Trusts regularly.
Applicants must either be already working as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner or must have secured a trainee Advanced Clinical practitioner role prior to application.
School of Healthcare Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2023
Fees will be paid by your employer organisation through the UK Apprenticeship Scheme, subject to eligibility.
You must be fully employed by a UK based organisation and your contract must not expire prior to the end of the training programme.
If you are employed by a large company, which pays the UK Apprenticeship Levy, the fees will be paid in full by the levy, once your employer has registered with the Digital Apprenticeship Service.
If you are employed by a non-levy paying organisation, they can apply to reserve funding through the Apprenticeship co-investment scheme. Places are limited and the company will have to pay 5% of the cost of the fees and the Government pay the remaining 95%.
Your employer will be required to enter into a formal written contract with the University of Leeds.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
In accordance with the Apprenticeship Funding Rules, there will be no additional costs related to your programme of study. There may be additional costs related to being a student at the University of Leeds.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.