The Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care apprenticeship is ideal for support workers in healthcare who are recognised as having the potential to progress in academic study.
This higher level apprenticeship programme has been mapped to National Occupational Standards, including the Care Certificate Framework. It has been developed to ensure that employers can choose profession specific pathways including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or radiotherapy.
Areas of study
- Health and wellbeing and factors that affect this
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Assessing, planning and being able to deliver and manage high quality care
- Applied clinical skills
- Public health including health agendas, inequalities, government policies and clinical guidelines
- Personal and professional development – incorporating study skills and lifelong learning
About the apprentice
This course would suit support workers in healthcare who are recognised as having the potential to progress in academic study. Apprentices will have a professional attitude and value base, and will have shown the potential for managing themselves and other staff within challenging situations.
The ideal candidate will be working at least 30 hours a week, and committed to studying above their contracted hours at levels 4 and 5. They will be able to attend university one day per week, or alternatively for weekly blocks of study, supported with extensive work-based learning.
Individuals who successfully complete the Assistant Practitioner Programme will be guaranteed an interview for nursing or allied professions if they wish to progress to BSc (Hons) degree.