University of Essex

School of Health and Social Care

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


You can email any enquiries after checking all 6 pages below, which cover most FAQs

Administration email:

[email protected]


In addition to the above entry requirements, applicants need to meet the following additional entry criteria:

  • Be appointable within the NHS. Evidence of your right to work in the UK will be required as appropriate.
  • Be eligible for home-based tuition fees.

31 NHS funded training places were commissioned for the 2022 and 2023 intakes. It is currently not known how many funded training places will be commissioned for the 2024 intake.

Current NHS-funded trainees are full-time NHS employees on a fixed term three-year contract, paid on Band 6 of the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales. Current NHS-funded trainees have standard NHS holiday allowances and other benefits as detailed in the AfC Handbook, and their University fees are currently paid directly by the NHS.

Current NHS-funded trainees can claim for travel expenses incurred travelling to placement from either their home or their base (University of Essex) whichever is the shorter journey. Journeys are currently reimbursed by national mileage rules at the Agenda for Change Standard rate, which vary according to the type of vehicle used, or at the cost of public transport.

Last updated:

15th August 2023