Applications for HEE apprenticeship ACP training programme 2023/24


The ACP application portal for the 23/24 cohorts is now open for applications. This supporting guidance outlines the application process.

Please note that applications are employer led and all ACP training programme applications should be made by the employing organisation. 


The 23/24 university cohorts are:

  • Northumbria University January 2024
  • UCLAN September 2023 and January 2024
  • Open University February 2024
  • University of Sunderland February 2024
  • Teesside University September 2023 and March 2024
  • University of Cumbria September 2023 and March 2024


Once your application has been approved by the north east and north Cumbria faculty of advanced practice you will be asked to complete a trainee details form and an ACP training grant employer agreement. Once we have both these items, along with any other requested information, you will be successfully added to the HEE offer. Outcomes will be given by 14th April 2023. 


If you have not received a trainee details form or are unsure if any further information is require for your application, please email: 


Fast-track pathway

The faculty will also consider applications from organisations who wish to fast-track ACP trainees. These practitioners will already hold almost all of the qualifications required to work as a qualified ACP but cannot fully evidence academic or workplace competence elements of 1–2 of the four pillars. They will require less than 18 months’ study and support. If you are interested in the fast-track pathway please arrange a meeting with a member of the faculty via: 


Training grant

The training grant rate for trainee ACPs commencing in 23/24 is £10,200 per trainee per year. 


Information to tACPs and employers - changes to your ACP programme

If any circumstances change with the trainee ACP, please inform the faculty of advanced practice ( as soon as possible. This can include (but not limited to):

  • Trainee moves employers
  • Trainee goes on interrupt
  • Trainee withdraws from the programme


As well as informing the faculty of advanced practice via email, the relevant form below will need to be completed. 


ACP CPD opportunities and upcoming events

Please click here to see the latest CPD opportunities and upcoming events for ACPs.