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Funding Boost for nursing apprenticeships

11 September 2020

Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed that it will make £7m available for employers to support the apprenticeship route into registered nursing.  

Nursing associates and assistant practitioners are set to benefit from the funding that will allow them to train to become nurses through a two-year ‘top-up’ apprenticeship. 

Employers are invited to express their interest in applying for the funding which will make £8,300 available per apprentice. It is hoped that the funding will support more than 400 new apprenticeships train to become registered nurses​.

James McLean, Deputy Chief Nurse, Health Education England said:  

We are very pleased to be able to provide this investment to support more nursing associates and assistant practitioners train to become registered nurses.  

This much needed funding will help provide the next generation of nurses and supports the Government's ambition to deliver 50,000 across the NHS.


 Employers who are interested in taking advantage of the funding should contact nursingapprenticeproject@hee.nhs.uk 

The deadline for completing the expression of interest form is Monday 5 October 2020. The funding is only available to employers not individuals.