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Apprenticeship Standard: Registered Nurse Degree L6 (Adult Nursing)

Truro and Penwith College are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Greenwich to deliver the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship offers a balanced combination of practice-based and academic learning to enhance and consolidate your skills and knowledge.


You will have access to a number of tutors who will enhance your learning experience by sharing their industry knowledge with you, ensuring you have the skills necessary for the working world. You will also have access to specialised equipment such as the Nursing Kelly within our onsite simulation suite which will help to develop knowledge, skills and understanding when recognising patient needs.

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Start date: 01/08/2022

Course code
Level 6
Truro College
4 years


State-of the-art simulation facilities

Experienced Tutors

Network of health and social care partners

Fantastic learning environment

You will have access to our state-of-the-art simulation facilities and our extensive network of health and social care partners.

Learn from experienced tutors

Gain invaluable knowledge from our experienced tutors, who have a wealth of hands-on experience delivering classes across all fields of nursing.

Gain on the job experience

Gain the skills you need in the workplace while you learn the necessary theoretical knowledge.

What Will I Learn?

Our apprenticeship offers a balanced combination of practice-based and academic learning to enhance and consolidate your skills and knowledge; giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn and gain a Bachelor’s degree (BSc Hons) over four years of study.

The modules of study include:

Year 1

  • Professional and Academic Development
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Individual Health & Wellbeing

Year 2

  • Developing Adult Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology: Illness and its impact
  • Medicines Management
  • Understanding Research in Evidenced-Based Practice
  • Recognising Individual Need

Year 3

  • Preparation for Professional Practice
  • Advancing Adult Nursing Practice
  • Consolidating Adult Nursing Practice
  • Exploring Evidence for Research-Based Practice
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Where Will it Take Me?

This course will enable you to further your career with your employer as a qualified Adult Nurse. Our curriculum is approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the NMC.

Assessment Arrangements

Entry Requirements

From the start of your apprenticeship, you will need to be employed full-time (30 hours or more per week) in an appropriate healthcare setting where you can train as a Registered Nurse.

If you are not already employed in a health or social care setting, you should contact NHS Trusts and other healthcare organisations in your area to check if they are recruiting nursing apprentices.

For entry, you will need to have 112 UCAS tariff points made up from:

  • A-Levels
  • BTEC National Awards
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma


  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (level 3)/NVQ (level3)


  • Foundation Degree

You will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including mathematics and English or a recognised level 2 equivalent.

Information & Support

The University Centre Truro and Penwith are proud to be working in conjunction with the University of Greenwich and local health and social care providers to offer our range of Nursing and Allied Health courses.

Additional Information

The course fees are shared between the government and employers

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body at the end of the course may incur further costs.

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