Healthcare Assistant Practitioner (Radiology Route)

Key information

Award FdSc Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care
Duration Typically 18-24 months 
Anticipated Start September

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This Higher Level Apprenticeship allows you to gain a Foundation Degree, as well as an Assistant Practitioner qualification (through skills gained from placement competencies).

The programme has been mapped to National Occupational Standards, the Care Certificate Framework and the Standards of Proficiency for Radiography.


Areas of study

Further information

How to apply

To apply for the apprenticeship, the employer and the individual must submit a joint application form. Please contact us at for the application form and further guidance.

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Entry Requirements

You need to be working in a medical imaging setting, with the full support of your employer/line manager.

GCSE English Language and Maths at C/4 or above (Functional Skills Level 2 also accepted).

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. Where applicants do not have a Level 3 qualification, work-based experience and qualifications will be assessed via a portfolio.

Where will the training be delivered?

The work-based competencies will be met within your current area of work. The university sessions can be delivered from our campuses in Carlisle or Lancaster.

Teaching and Assessment

The programme is studied over 2 years.

Work-based learning will be combined with taught university sessions. This will normally be one day a week in university and 4 days in clinical placement, or
this can be adapted to weekly teaching blocks dependent on the needs of the employer.
Assessment types
• Work-based competencies
• Written assignments
• Presentations
• Multiple Choice Exams
• OSCE’s
You will gain
• 120 credits at level 4
• 120 credits at level 5

What are the opportunities for progression?

Apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto a range of management and other professional qualifications at level 6 and above, including:

  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Degrees or Masters in Management & Leadership, Business, and Business Management
  • Further employment opportunities within current or alternative job roles

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If you have any questions about our apprenticeship programme, please get in touch.





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