A Guide to Applying for HEE Funding for ACP training in Primary Care (SY&B area)

The application process for 21/22 has officially closed, but we are still taking expressions of interest from organisations for course start dates of Sept 21 and Jan 22. Please CONTACT US to discuss a potential application and to request an application pack.

In response to the rising demand for the development of Advanced Clinical  Practitioners (ACPs) Health Education England North East and Yorkshire has increased the number of trainee ACP posts that they are able to support in primary care.

The ACP Scheme, which is being prioritised as an apprenticeship route, is open to practice nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals (such as paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists etc.) who wish to develop into ACP roles in primary care. Applications must be made by employing organisations that have an ACP role for the individual to move into at the end of their training. 

In addition to a training grant*** and funding for course fees, the ACP Scheme offers additional support for education and training, including local support for trainee ACPs and clinical supervisors from the SY&B Faculty for Advanced Practice. 

***Training Grant/ Clinical Salary Support TBC but expected to be approx £10,000 per post, per year to a maximum of 3 years. 

Applications must be submitted to Fran Mead at the SY&B Faculty: along with a job description for the trainee ACP role. A sample trainee ACP job description for primary care can be downloaded below and adapted as required:

Sample Trainee ACP job description: click here