South West Resources for Organisations

The South West Faculty for Advancing Practice support advancing practice education and workforce development which is consistent with the National definition of advanced practice found in the multi – professional framework for advancing clinical practice in England.  

The South West Faculty is aiming to support the development of Advanced Practice roles across the South West region as inclusively as is possible and are offering a number of funding and support options for Advanced Practice trainees. 

If you have any questions about any of these documents please contact us on advancingpractice.sw@hee.nhs.uk


South West Resources for Organisations


South West 2022/23 Funding offer

There are four possible funding options and employers are invited to complete our demand scoping exercise for all of these to enable us to develop Regional educational capacity post 2022/23. 

Training PathwayTuition feesFunding (per anum)
Advanced
Practice MSc
Qualification 
Full tuition fees paid to the education provider for a period of up to 3 years practice to be deducted from the Training Grant. A Training Grant of £6,000 paid directly to the employing organisation via the education contract. 

£2,600 for trainee educational supervision 
Advanced
Practice
Apprenticeship
N/A Tuition fees paid through the apprenticeship levy. A Training Grant of £6,000 paid directly to the employing organisation via the education contract. 

£2,600 for trainee educational supervision
Advanced
Practice
Fast-Track
MSc Route
Tuition fees will either be employer reimbursed or paid to education provider for named modules agreed between HEE and the employer. Modules must be completed within two academic years and must enable the trainee to fully meet the AP/MSc Multi-Professional AP Framework.
Module costs to be deducted from the Training Grant. 
A Training Grant of £6,000 paid directly to the employing organisation via the education contract. 

£2,600 for trainee educational supervision
Advanced
Practice
Final Year
MSc Route
Tuition fees employer reimbursed (2022/23) or paid to education provider (2023/24) for named modules agreed between HEE and the employer. Modules must be completed within one academic year and must enable the trainee to fully meet the AP/MSc Multi-Professional AP Framework.  
Module costs to be deducted from the Training Grant. 
A Training Grant of £6,000 paid directly to the employing organisation via the education contract. 

£2,600 for trainee educational supervision

How to apply for Advanced Practice Funding in the South West

NHS organisations such as Trusts and GP Practices in the HEE South West region are invited to submit their expressions of interest for Advanced Practice training for new learners. 

Applications for funding will be made by employers, or if you are in Primary Care through your local Training Hub, via a demand scoping survey that will open annually in February and run until mid-March and is the single route through which the South West Faculty will be allocating funding support to eligible Advanced Practice trainees. 

We do not accept applications from individuals, if you are interested in applying for HEE Advanced Practice funding, please contact your organisations Advanced Practice Lead. If you are in Primary Care, please contact your local Training Hub.  

If you are unsure who your Advanced Practice Lead or Training Hub contact is please email us on advancingpractice.sw@hee.nhs.uk 

Read our Advanced Practice Scoping FAQ’s

Annual Funding Timeline 

This is a summary of the 2022 timeline of key activities for the development and funding of trainee Advanced Practitioner’s by the South West Faculty of Advancing Practice. This is intended a guide for organisations within the region to understand the annual processes for applying for funding and where this fits in with the commissioning cycle and organisational workforce planning. It also details the scheduled key educational quality checks between the Faculty and organisation. 

Annual Funding Timeline SW Faculty 2022

South West Faculty of Advancing Practice Funding Handbook

This South West Advancing Practice guidance for 2022/23 is to support organisations in our region to develop advanced practice across services and to help build the advanced practice workforce of the future.
Read the HEE SW Advancing Practice Faculty Handbook 2022-23
(download an accessible plain text version)

SW Faculty Handbook 2022

Advanced Practice Scoping Webinar FAQ’s

We have put together a document of FAQ’s from the February 2022 scoping webinar


Readiness for Advanced Practice Checklist

Many employers have requested support with the development of advanced practice roles. The Readiness for Advanced Practice Checklist has been developed for employers to self-assess their readiness for advanced clinical practice and to identify possible next steps. The checklist is based on the key principles of the Multi-professional framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England and should be carried out by the AP lead (or other senior education lead responsible for AP) at an organisational, departmental/practice level and individual trainee and supervisor level. There are three versions of the South West Readiness for Advanced Practice Checklist:

AP Readiness Checklist – Provider Template

AP Readiness Checklist – ICS Template

AP Readiness Checklist – Primary Care Training Hub Template


Advanced Practice Apprenticeships in the NHS – a guide for Primary Care employers

This video is a recording of a webinar that took place on the 21st February 2022 organised by the HEE Faculty of Advancing Practice in the South West. The webinar gives an introduction to advanced practice apprenticeships, how they work and how they can be set up and outlines the benefits of apprenticeships for Primary Care employers.

Download the slides and FAQ’s from the session

Download the Apprenticeships in Primary and Social Care information pack