*Subject to validation
Duration: 2 years (full-time), 3 years (part-time)
Graduate with a Foundation Degree (Health & Social Care), as well as an Assistant Practitioner qualification (through skills gained from placement competencies) with this Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship.
About the apprentice
This course would suit support workers in healthcare who are recognised as having the potential to progress in academic study. You will have a professional attitude and value base, and will have shown the potential for managing yourself and other staff within challenging situations.
Ideally, you will be working at least 30 hours a week, as well as being committed to studying above your contracted hours at levels 4 and 5. You 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 a BSc (Hons) degree.
The University of Cumbria has a long history in educating healthcare professionals at a range of levels.
We are the largest provider of health professionals in Cumbria and North Lancashire, with an expert team of lecturers committed to providing you with the best grounding for your career in health.
We are aware of employer needs, and committed to supporting you in developing this new and exciting workforce.