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Core Skills and Band 2 Progression

Nottinghamshire Healthcare promotes a culture of lifelong learning and talent management to support both the professional and personal development of our staff.


Our corporate colleagues

The Trust employs a large number of non-clinical and non-registered staff, most within bands 2 to 4, mainly in human resources, finance, IT, admin, hotel services and estates. 

We often work with partner providers to meet their learning and Organisational development needs and access use Government funding to finance some courses.

Staff may be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan for personal (not work related) development courses which cannot be funded by other Trust funding streams. Information can be found here:


National Care Certificate

Staff in a clinical band 2-4 role in our Forensic Services and Local Partnerships divisions can apply for the National Care Certificate Programme, which builds on the principles of the Professional Conduct Guide for non-registered clinical staff.


Nursing associates

We are part of an East Midlands-wide collaborative that is piloting the new role of nursing associates – one of 11 sites across the country. Nursing associates work with care assistants and registered nurses to deliver hands-on care across the full continuum of assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating care. They bridge the gap between care assistants and registered nurses, complementing the care provided by both. This new role offers career progression opportunities for existing NHS staff.

The collaborative includes acute hospitals, community and primary care, care homes, mental health and The University of Derby. The training involves work-based learning and attending university one day a week. Trainees are expected to complete 3,000 hours of structured learning and 675 hours of placement in a variety of specialisms over the two-year programme.  

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Documents within this page



Name Size/Type Description Date
Professional Conduct Guide for non-registered clinical staff.pdf 311KB PDF 04 Jul 2019
Professional Guide for Nursing Associates.pdf 240KB PDF 04 Jul 2019