Case studies and resources

Staff walking in hospital

We have grouped our education and training resources by topic or theme including work-based learning, nursing and nursing associates, and a variety of apprenticeship topics. 

Work-based learning


  • Strengthening nursing supply - case study looking at how Barking, Havering and Redbridge has introduced new roles and education routes to support staff development and increase skills, staff experience and retention.
  • Routes into nursing - explore the different routes into nursing including via nursing degree apprenticeships, a nursing associate route, return to practice and international recruitment.
  • New nursing standards – this infographic covers the key changes to nursing standards of proficiency and education and training, including greater emphasis on leadership and multi-disciplinary working.

Nursing associates

  • Employers guide to nursing associates - everything you need to know about nursing associates, including what they are, how to introduce them to your workforce, and employing and deploying them.

Training routes into the NHS

  • Training routes into the NHS - review this infographic to consider the variety of training routes available to support your talent pipelines and workforce supply. 

Workforce redesign

  • Building a team around the patient - Chesterfield Royal Hospital introduced a new workforce model that makes better use of the skills already available in teams and introduced trainee nursing associate and assistant practitioner roles to the teams.
  • Workforce transformation using integration sprints - Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust worked in partnership to transform their workforce around a person-centred model by holding a series of multi-agency workshops across the county, known as ‘integration sprints’.

Apprenticeship levy transfer

  • Apprenticeship levy transfer briefing - for employers looking to transfer some of their apprenticeship levy funds, this resource sets out the rules and looks at some of the opportunities this creates.

Maximising the apprenticeship levy

Off-the-job training 

Engaging the board

Higher and degree level apprenticeships 

Career development

Integrated apprenticeships


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