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Apprenticeship training course

Registered nurse degree (NMC 2018) (level 6)

Giving care, advice and support to sick, injured or disabled people.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Registered nurse (adult)
  • Registered nurse (child)
  • Registered nurse (learning disability)
  • Registered nurse (mental health)
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Act in accordance with the code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives, and fulfil all registration requirements.
  • Think critically when applying evidence and drawing on experience to make evidence informed decisions in all situations.
  • Use resilience and emotional intelligence and is capable of explaining the rationale that influences judgments and decisions in routine, complex and challenging situations.
  • Take responsibility for continuous self-reflection, seeking and responding to support and feedback to develop their professional knowledge and skills.
  • Safely demonstrate evidence-based practice in all skills and procedures required for entry to the register.
  • Acts as an ambassador, upholding the reputation of their profession and promoting public confidence in nursing, health and care services.
  • Communicate effectively using a range of skills and strategies with colleagues and people at all stages of life and with a range of mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural health challenges.
  • Support people at all stages of life who are emotionally or physically vulnerable.
  • Develop, manage and maintain appropriate relationships with people, their families, carers and colleagues.
  • Provide and promote non-discriminatory, person centred and sensitive care at all times, reflecting on people’s values and beliefs, diverse backgrounds, cultural characteristics, language requirements, needs and preferences, taking account of any need for adjustments.
  • Report any situations, behaviours or errors that could result in poor care outcomes.
  • Identify and challenge discriminatory behaviour.
  • Contribute effectively and proactively in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Apply the principles of health promotion, protection and improvement and the prevention of ill health when engaging with people.
  • Use all appropriate opportunities, making reasonable adjustments when required, to discuss the impact of smoking, substance and alcohol use, sexual behaviours, diet and exercise on mental, physical and behavioural health and wellbeing, in the context of people’s individual circumstances.
  • Promote and improve mental, physical, behavioural and other health related outcomes by understanding and explaining the principles, practice and evidence-base for health screening programmes.
  • Use up to date approaches to behaviour change to enable people to use their strengths and expertise and make informed choices when managing their own health and making lifestyle adjustments.
  • Use appropriate communication skills and strength based approaches to support and enable people to make informed choices about their care to manage health challenges in order to have satisfying and fulfilling lives within the limitations caused by reduced capability, ill health and disability.
  • Provide information in accessible ways to help people understand and make decisions about their health, life choices, illness and care.
  • Promote health and prevent ill health by understanding and explaining to people the principles of pathogenesis, immunology and the evidence-base for immunisation, vaccination and herd immunity.
  • Protect health through understanding and applying the principles of infection prevention and control, including communicable disease surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship and resistance.
  • Accurately process all information gathered during the assessment process to identify needs for individualised nursing care and develop person-centred evidence-based plans for nursing interventions with agreed goals.
  • Effectively assess a person’s capacity to make decisions about their own care and to give or withhold consent.
  • Recognise and assess people at risk of harm and the situations that may put them at risk, ensuring prompt action is taken to safeguard those who are vulnerable.
  • Demonstrate the skills and abilities required to recognise and assess people who show signs of self-harm and/or suicidal ideation.
  • Undertake routine investigations, interpreting and sharing findings as appropriate.
  • Interpret results from routine investigations, taking prompt action when required by implementing appropriate interventions, requesting additional investigations or escalating to others.
  • Identify and assess the needs of people and families for care at the end of life, including requirements for palliative care and decision making related to their treatment and care preferences.
  • Work in partnership with people, families and carers to continuously monitor, evaluate and reassess the effectiveness of all agreed nursing care plans and care, sharing decision making and readjusting agreed goals, documenting progress and decisions made.
  • Support people with commonly encountered mental health, behavioural, cognitive and learning challenges, and act as a role model for others in providing high quality nursing interventions to meet people’s needs.
  • Support people with commonly encountered physical health conditions, their medication usage and treatments, and act as a role model for others in providing high quality nursing interventions when meeting people’s needs.
  • Act as a role model for others in providing evidence-based nursing care to meet people’s needs related to nutrition, hydration and bladder and bowel health.
  • Act as a role model for others in providing evidence-based, person-centred nursing care to meet people’s needs related to mobility, hygiene, oral care, wound care and skin integrity.
  • Identify and initiate appropriate interventions to support people with commonly encountered symptoms including anxiety, confusion, discomfort and pain.
  • Prioritise what is important to people and their families when providing evidence-based person-centred nursing care at end of life including the care of people who are dying, families, the deceased and the bereaved.
  • Respond proactively and promptly to signs of deterioration or distress in mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural health and use this knowledge to make sound clinical decisions.
  • Manage commonly encountered devices and confidently carry out related nursing procedures to meet people’s needs for evidence based, person-centred care.
  • Provide first aid procedures and basic life support.
  • Demonstrate numeracy, literacy, digital and technological skills to meet the needs of people receiving nursing care to ensure safe and effective nursing practice.
  • Co-ordinate and undertake the processes and procedures involved in routine planning and management of safe discharge home or transfer of people between care settings.
  • Maintain safe work and care environments.
  • Comply with local and national frameworks, legislation and regulations for assessing, managing and reporting risks, ensuring the appropriate action is taken.
  • Recognise risks to public protection and quality of care, escalating concerns appropriately.
  • Accurately undertake risk assessments in a range of care settings, using a range of contemporary assessment and improvement tools.
  • Identify the need to make improvements and proactively respond to potential hazards that may affect the safety of people.
  • Participate in all stages of audit activity and identify appropriate quality improvement strategies.
  • Use service delivery evaluation and audit findings to bring about continuous improvement.
  • Share feedback and learning from positive outcomes and experiences, mistakes and adverse outcomes and experiences.
  • Facilitate equitable access to healthcare for people who are vulnerable or have a disability.
  • Advocate on behalf of people who are vulnerable or have a disability when required, and make necessary reasonable adjustments to the assessment, planning and delivery of their care.
  • Identify and manage risks and take proactive measures to improve the quality of care and services when needed.
  • Safely and effectively lead and manage the nursing care of a group of people, demonstrating appropriate prioritisation, delegation and assignment of care responsibilities to others involved in providing care.
  • Guide, support and motivate individuals and interact confidently with other members of the care team.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of care delivered by others in the team and lay carers.
  • Support and supervise students in the delivery of nursing care, promoting reflection and providing constructive feedback, and evaluating and documenting their performance.
  • Challenge and provide feedback about care delivered by others in the team, and support them to identify and agree individual learning needs.
  • Contributes to supervision and team reflection activities to promote improvements in practice and services.
  • Use a range of digital technologies to access, input, share and apply information and data within teams and between agencies.

Full information on Registered nurse degree (NMC 2018) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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Registered nurse degree (NMC 2018) (level 6) needs a training provider who is approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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