ACP Role – Career Pathway
What are the entry requirements to train as an Advanced Practitioner through the ACP Scheme?
- Must have been working clinically for at least 3 years post-qualification
- Must have at least a 2:1 degree pr be able to show evidence of previous learning at Master’s level (Level 7)
- Must be able to attend university/ have protected study time for 1 day per week
- Must be registered with the NMC, the HCPC or the General Pharmaceutical Council
- Must have access to an appropriately qualified (e.g. GP/AP) supervisor for a minimum of 1 day per week in practice for clinical supervision for the duration of the training period
- Must work at least 0.8FTE per week to guarantee sufficient time for clinical exposure.
Is there an Apprenticeship route towards becoming an Advanced Practitioner?
There is an apprenticeship route for Advanced Clinical Practice; this is an integrated 3-year degree L7 apprenticeship Masters programme. ACP apprentices are employed by their organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week to undertake a job with training to recognised industry standards. To find out more, please contact us.
What courses are available in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw?
- Sheffield Hallam University- MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (3 years part time)
- University of Sheffield- MMedSci Advanced Clinical Practice (General Practice) – 3 years part time
What support is available for Advanced Practitioners working in General Practice in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw?
Please visit the Initiatives/Support Available link at the bottom of this page to find out more.
Where can the role of Advanced Practitioner lead?
Future career options for Advanced Clinical Practitioners may include senior ACP, trainee consultant and consultant practitioner roles, senior leadership roles, clinical educator roles and research roles. In some specialities, sectors or settings (such as emergency medicine) additional training and/or credentialing is required.