|Award||FdSc Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care|
|Duration||Typically 18-24 months|
|Anticipated Start||September 2020|
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
- Gain an understanding of 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
How to apply
You need to be working in a medical imaging setting, with the full support of your employer/line manager.
Ideally, you will have a qualification in English and Maths to GCSE levels A to C or Functional Skills Level 2, or be willing to work towards these within the first 9 to 12 months of commencing the programme.
By the end of the programme and to become an Assistant Practitioner, Apprentices must have achieved Level 2 English and Maths (equivalent to GCSE grade C or above). Support will be available to help you achieve these qualifications.
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.
• Work-based competencies
• Written assignments
• Multiple Choice Exams
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