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What is an RNDA?

The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship programme combines academic and work-based learning through collaboration between employers and education providers.  Nurse apprentices will be employed by Primary Care but will work in a range of settings in order to gain wider experience across a range of health care settings.

The apprenticeship programme provides the opportunity to study for a nursing degree with no tuition fees to pay for the apprentice.


To apply for a RNDA, it is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

be aged 18 or over at the start of the programme (September 2021)

have grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent at the point of application

have 3 A-level’s at grade C or above or equivalent, or level 3 study recognised to be sufficient for entry (this may include a full level 3 Apprenticeship or Access to Higher Education).

The right to work in the UK

Disclaimer: if applying for the RNDA please discuss the potential apprenticeship with your employer before applying for the role.

Link to course provider:

Southampton Solent Level 6 Registered Nurse (Degree) Apprenticeship

BSc Nursing apprenticeships | Bournemouth University


The three and a half-year programme will start in September 2021 and is full time, 37.5 hours per week:

7.5 hours (1 day) University study

30 hours working shifts in a healthcare setting.

To apply or for more information: https://joinourdorset.nhs.uk/rnda/.



NHS Employers Degree Apprenticeship Guide

L6-Registered-Nurse NMC Standards