Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner (NMC 2022) apprenticeship standard – consultation open

20 January, 2023

The Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner (NMC 2022) Trailblazer Group are pleased to announce that they have opened a consultation on the draft apprenticeship standard for the Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner (NMC 2022).

In July 2022 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published new standards of proficiency for community nursing specialist practice qualifications. This new apprenticeship standard will replace the district nurse apprenticeship standard and will allow all SPQs (Specialist Practice Qualifications) approved by the NMC to be undertaken as part of an apprenticeship.

To give maximum opportunity for everyone to contribute, this consultation is available as an online survey here. This consultation opened on Friday 20th January and will close at 12pm on Wednesday 1st March 2023.

Your feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the Trailblazer will consider where amendments should be made to the draft standard. The Standard will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to seek approval.