You should be employed at NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 or 3 as a healthcare support worker (or equivalent). At the point of entry onto the course, you should be working within a health or care setting where you can be appropriately supervised by a Registered Nurse or other appropriate health or care professional.

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You will need to have agreed with your employer that you can attend one day of study release each week and attend placements external to usual place of work throughout the course. Employers usually pay a Trainee Nursing Associates’s course fees. 

During the selection process, you will need to complete a face-to-face interview.


Applicants will be expected to meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have GCSEs (English Language and Maths) at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2)*
  • Be employed for a minimum of 37.5 hours/ week
  • Have evidence of Occupational Health Clearance
  • Have evidence of Right to Work in England
  • Have evidence of a valid satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Pass an interview. Interviews will be held in October/ November 2018


Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:16