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Advanced Clinical Practitioner (MSc Advanced Clinical Practice) Degree Apprenticeship

*Please note that this programme is subject to approval

If you want to develop knowledge and skills in Advanced Clinical Practice, or upskill your workforce to be at the cutting edge of clinical, educational, research and leadership-based practice, then this Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship will meet your needs.

Apprentices will develop the ability to respond to modern-day healthcare challenges through cultivation of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that underpin the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

A combination of taught theoretical concepts (including: research capabilities, clinical skills development, service improvement and education and leadership concepts) in conjunction with the opportunity to strengthen and consolidate practical skills, ensures graduates of the programme are well-equipped to manage the complex problems encountered in healthcare.

Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of the Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship and a University of Exeter MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.


The Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship is delivered through a blended learning model of in-person and online teaching to maximise flexibility in study. The teaching model incorporates:

  • A multi-disciplinary learning environment giving apprentices the opportunity to engage with a variety of perspectives and experience
  • In-person teaching comprising of small group, evidence based learning
  • Educators on the course from a diverse background, with all bringing strong clinical and academic skills to the classroom


Approximately 20% of the Degree Apprentice’s contractual working time will be applied to studying - the model is designed to be flexible around the needs of employers and individual workloads.

Our dedicated Degree Apprenticeship partnerships team liaise closely with employer partners throughout the programme, we can assist you with recruiting, education support and administration. Each apprentice is allocated an Academic Mentor to ensure their successful completion of the programme.

Tuition fees for this three-year programme are £12,000.

Employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy will pay these fees directly through that contribution.

Business who do not pay the Levy will be able to claim 95 per cent of the cost of tuition fees from Government. If you employ fewer than 50 people and recruit an 18-year-old or a care leaver, up to 100 per cent Government contribution may be available.

See further information on the Apprenticeship Levy funding.

Employers must pay their apprentices at least a salary consistent with national legislation and cover the costs of any travel and accommodation required to attend any face-to-face teaching.