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Practice Learning Facilitator (Clinical Apprenticeships)

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Registered healthcare professional
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 30 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Job ref
Kingsway Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
Salary period
25/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

This is an exciting role to support clinical apprenticeships  such as trainee nurse associates. You need to have a clinical background and be able to support training and education for trainees on the NMC and AHP career pathways, with the majority being nursing.

You will play a very important role in recruiting trainees, planning and delivering regular workshops, providing pastoral support and clinical skills training for DCHS Apprentices.

Working together with other stakeholders, you will facilitate tripartite reviews for clinical apprenticeships and take an active role in discussions on progress whilst supporting Supervisors and Assessors.

You will keep all learning resources updated and keep all services informed about new developments whilst raising the profile of the Clinical Apprentice Training programmes.

You will support all activities in the team to ensure Widening Access programmes and other step into health initiatives are a success.

Main duties of the job

  • Support the clinical programs and implementation of the Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices. The post holder will provide advice to team leads/assessors regarding the development requirements to enable Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices to meet the outcomes of the programme.
  • The post holder will support relevant meetings as required by the apprenticeship standards and program requirements.
  • The post holder will support supervisors, assessors, clinical educators and clinicians who are working alongside Trainees and Apprenticeships in practice advising on best practice and quality improvement initiatives.
  • To provide advice and portfolio support for Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices related to the requirements of NMC / HCPC revalidation.
  • Ensure the evaluation and audit of the role and the impact on practice; participating in research, audit and evaluation including the development of surveys to assess the impact of the Nursing Associate Role / Clinical Apprenticeships in practice.
  • Provide reports and updates and present them in internal education, training and workforce meetings when required.
  • Present the organisations in external forums when required.
  • The post holder will design, arrange and deliver workshops, clinical skill training and simulation training to groups of Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices on a range of subjects pertinent to the NMC / HCPC standards.

Working for our organisation

DCHS is committed to provide high quality community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby.

We are committed to apprenticeships to support the workforce.

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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  • To nurture and support Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices in line with the required NMC / HCPC standards and apprenticeship standards.
  • Provide support and guidance to Assessors, Supervisors and Clinical Educators who contribute to the Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices experience in practice.
  • To be a role model to utilise and promote the Trust Core Values.
  • To provide advice and guidance in relation to all aspects of care focusing on that required for Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices.
  • Through collaboration with the placement team, continually develop and establish a robust framework of placements that meet clinical skills requirements; regulatory requirements, service need and educational/curriculum requirements as set by NMC / HCPC and Health Education England (HEE).
  • Maintain effective, clinical learning environments through role modelling, leadership and excellence in practice.
  • Use teaching/assessing qualification, knowledge and experience to teach and assess a range of clinical competencies for Trainee Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices
  • Support Assessors, Supervisors and Clinical Educators to analyse and conclude assessments of practice in terms of competence and ability to perform at the level stipulated by the regulatory bodies.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to make decisions around progressing apprentices who are exhibiting difficulties with both clinical competence and academic ability in conjunction with Supervisors, Assessors, Clinical Educators, Wider Workforce Manager and Programme Lead tutors.
  • To support reassessments of any failed assessments following an appropriate period of support and education and in line with the curriculum timescales.
  • Participate in the formulation of long-term strategic plans for a sustainable workforce of Nursing Associates and Clinical Apprentices.
  • Maintain accountability for own professional actions, interpret guidelines/situations and make recommendations for improvement/change.
  • Works with the other agencies and NHS Trust to ensure effective development and implementation of the apprenticeship role.
  • Provide quality reports

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered healthcare professional (i.e Nurse, AHP)
  • Teaching / assessment qualification
  • Qualification to support students
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership qualification


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and experience of Nurse associate / clinical apprenticeships
  • Placement capacity and management
  • NMC / HCPC requirements for supporting trainees and students


Essential criteria
  • God communication skills (range)
  • Interpersonal skills for working with a range of stakeholders
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Nock
Job title
Wider Workforce manager
Email address
Telephone number
07787 260016
Additional information

Tracy Shaw, People Development Lead, 07876 354863

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07741 296 478