All theory hours and practice hours must be allocated on MAPS. Please ensure that the hours that the apprentice actually works is recorded, as well as the study time. This should equate to 37.5hrs per week.
When the Apprentices are on placement their placement areas MUST record their shifts on MAPS.
Please plan shifts for the whole placement during the first week, aligning them with practice supervisor's and assessors.
Apprentices MUST provide written and signed timesheets to their Higher Education Institution (HEI), in this case the OU. This is part of their programme requirements
Our apprentice nurses annual leave dates will be allocated and are based on the minimum annual leave hour as a new starter to the organisation. These should be booked by the apprentice following the same process as other staff. A week of annual leave is 37.5hrs and not just the placement hours. If they have been in the organisation for 5 or 10 years their annual leave entitlement will be greater. The apprentice would book the rest of their annual leave with their Core base manager being conscious of tutorials or assignments.
Please see individual cohort information for specific annual leave dates.
Please note that nursing apprentices will not receive enhanced payments for BH/Weekends/Nights worked during their supernumerary hours. However they must all experience all aspects of 24hr care and complete at least 3 nights per year of their programme.
We recognise that some apprentices will consider undertaking additional work as HCAs on the Trust bank. We do not recommend this as it may affect their study and performance in placement. However if they undertake additional bank shifts please be mindful that their contract states that they may not work more than 10.5 hour of additional work in any one week, this reflects the working time directive.