Health and Science


Coventry University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is home to the largest selection of forward thinking vocational health and social care courses in the Midlands.

The Faculty has a world-renowned reputation for developing exceptional, industry-ready graduates and successful leaders. Apprentices have the opportunity to study in our new multi-million pound Alison Gingell Building, opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on January 16 2018. 

Learning through exploring underpins everything our students do in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University. Our new Alison Gingell Building provides state-of-the-art facilities, including hospital simulation, rehabilitation, clinical skills training, sport and exercise environments. The building also includes a BioSciences super-lab alongside a range of life sciences research facilities. 

If you are interested in a Health and Science apprenticeship, you need to talk to your employer, who will approach Coventry University on your behalf.

Apprenticeships Available

Nursing Associate

Level 5 Foundation Degree | 2 years

A highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings. Nursing Associates work independently, and with others, under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse within defined parameters, to deliver care in line with an agreed plan. Nursing Associates will have a breadth of knowledge and a flexible, portable skill set to serve local health populations, in a range of settings covering pre-life to end of life. The Nursing Associate apprentice must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate, prior to taking their end point assessment.

Responsibilities and duty of the role: Working within the sphere of nursing the Nursing Associate delivers high quality person-centred care across health and social care settings. The Nursing Associate works within all aspects of the nursing process, taking account of the perspectives and pathways of individuals, their families and/or carers providing holistic and person-centred care to individuals, supporting the registered nurse in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Level 7 | 3 years

Further information to follow. 

Operations/Departmental Manager

Managing teams and projects in line with a private, public or voluntary organisation's operational or departmental strategy. 

An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of the delivery of the organisation's strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same. 

Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring. Roles may include Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers. 

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)

The CMDA enables apprentices gain an academic qualification – BA Honours Management and Leadership – awarded by Coventry University.

This apprenticeship also develops the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours required to achieve professional qualification and accreditation: the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Management and Leadership and full Chartered Manager status with the designator letters ‘CMgr’.

Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship

Level 7

A leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, and this can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. Through inclusive leadership, they are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.

They are a role model, with responsibility for those in senior positions/significant organisational budgets.


These courses are currently in development and will be available shortly.

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice in any of these areas, please complete our register your interest form:

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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 

Level 6

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy 

Level 6

BSc (Hons) Dietician 

Level 6

Registered Nurse

Level 6

Healthcare Science Associate 

Level 4

All these qualifications are offered via work-based learning by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University and are fundable by the Apprenticeship Levy.