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Approved apprenticeship pathways offer new routes into nursing

Nurses in England have been actively involved in developing a series of standards healthcare apprentices must meet

Nurses in England have been actively involved in developing a series of standards healthcare apprentices must meet

The government has given the go-ahead to a set of learning standards, developed by ground-breaking nurses in England for new healthcare apprentices.

A single ‘trailblazer’ group has spent two years developing standards and assessments to replace old frameworks, which nurses say were sometimes irrelevant and failed to meet employers’ needs.

The three types of apprenticeship, which take from 12 months to two years, form part of a drive to develop new career pathways into nursing and provide progression for the healthcare assistant (HCA) workforce.

100,000

apprenticeships to be in place by 2020

Source: English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision (HM Government 2015)

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