Trainee Nursing Associate

The nursing associate is a new professional role that bridges the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver hands-on, person-centred care as part of the nursing team. Nursing associates work with people of all ages in a variety of settings in health and social care. The role was introduced in response to the Shape of Caring Review (2015), to help build the capacity of the nursing workforce and the delivery of high-quality care. It will be a vital part of the wider health and care team and aims to:

  • Support the career progression of healthcare support workers
  • Enable nurses to focus on more complex clinical work
  • Increase the supply of nurses by providing a progression route into graduate-level nursing

The Greater Manchester Training Hub supports Primary and Social Care organisations and their staff to access the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be employed in a Primary or Social Care setting.

Workplace must be an accredited Clinical Learning Environment, click for more information

Maths and English qualifications at Level 2/GCSE Grade C and above/GCSE Level 4-6. If a candidate does not meet the academic requirements, we are able to support them to achieve this using our Functional Skills provider, Rochdale Training.

The candidate must work a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Must have the indefinite right to live and work in the UK with no restrictions.

How to become a Trainee Nursing Associate

If you or a member of your team would like to become a TNA please email [email protected] with a completed Expression of Interest Form. Following this, if all the entry requirements are met an interview will be arranged with your chosen University. Within Greater Manchester there are two Universities to undertake your studies, The University of Bolton and The University of Salford. 
Find more about the recruitment process here: Recruitment Process 

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