Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Scheme- NOW OPEN

A guide to applying for HEE funding for ACP training in Primary Care (South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw area)

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

This scheme is open to practice nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals (such as paramedics, physiotherapists and podiatrists) 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 general practices in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw additional support for education and training, including local support for trainee ACPs and clinical supervisors.

  National L7 ACP Apprenticeship
  Course fees funded for non-levy payers through levy transfer or government co-investment
  Typical length 36 months- (can be shorter if trainee has done previous study)
  Training grant support
  HEE NE&Y pays full course fees to recognised training provider
  Typical length 36 months- (can be shorter if trainee has done previous study)
  Fees funded route available for candidates who do not meet apprenticeship eligibility criteria
  Training grant support
  *2021-22 training grant amount TBC, but expected to be between £6,000- £10,000 per post, per year to a maximum of 3 years. 

Trainee ACP-Commissioning Information for Managers in SY&B 2021-22:

This guidance has been produced by the SY&B Faculty for Advanced Practice and must be read prior to submitting an application. Click below to download:

ACP Scheme 2021-22 Guide for primary care:

The SY&B Primary Care Training Hub ACP Scheme 2021-22 Guide for Primary Care contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and useful contact information about the ACP Scheme. Click below to view:

ACP Scheme 2021-22 Application process

Applications from primary care in the region are coordinated by the SY&B Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub. The application process for 2021-22 opened on Monday 1st March 2021 and will close on Friday 26th March 2021 (close of practice.) No further applications can be accepted after this deadline. 

To apply, the organisation’s ACP Lead should complete the online application form below (one form per type of post) and submit a job description for the trainee ACP role separately to Fran Mead, Business Manager, SY&B Faculty of Advanced Practice: f.mead@nhs.net by no later than Friday 26th March 2021. A sample trainee ACP job description is available to download below.

ACP Scheme application form: click here

Sample Trainee ACP job description: click here

Please note the following:

  • Applications must be submitted by the ACP Organisational Lead, applications cannot be accepted from individuals who wish to apply independently
  • Please read the Commissioning Guidance for SY&B Managers prior to submitting an application
  • Once an application form is submitted, amendments cannot be made 
  • All questions need to be answered – incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
  • Please make clear on each job description submitted which service area it relates to.

Further questions:

Please contact jo.mirza@nhs.net