Nursing apprenticeships are to be introduced at nine more universities in England by September 2018.
- Coventry University.
- Keele University.
- Leeds Trinity University.
- University of Cumbria.
- University of Suffolk.
- Southampton Solent University.
- Birmingham City University.
- Sheffield Hallam University.
- Middlesex University.
Madeleine Atkins, HEFCE Chief Executive, congratulated the universities provided with funding;
“They will now work with employers to develop new degree apprenticeship provision across a variety of sectors. This will help more people to access higher education, and to follow their chosen career, while closing the skills gaps in the economy".
Last year, in its first wave of apprenticeship funding, HEFCE gave money to four universities so they could offer nurse apprenticeships from September 2017.
Alongside this plan, Health Education England revealed last month it intends to train up to 45,000 new nursing associates by 2027.