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Registered Nurse

Giving care, advice and support to sick, injured or disabled people.

Regulated standard

This standard needs a training provider who is recognised by the associated approval body. Please check with the training provider for further details.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Applicants must have achieved GCSE grades 9 to 4 (equivalent to A* to C) in English and maths before starting this apprenticeship.

What apprentices will learn
  • helping doctors with physical examinations

  • giving drugs and injections

  • cleaning and dressing wounds

  • using medical equipment

  • working with doctors to decide what care to give

  • checking patients' progress

  • advising patients and their relatives

Registered nurse apprentices specialise in:

  • adult nursing

  • children's nursing

  • nursing people with learning disabilities

  • mental health nursing

  • degree in nursing
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council after completing their apprenticeship.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.