FDSc Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care (Apprenticeship)

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Duration Full-time, 2 Years
Start date May 2020, September 2020 (alternative dates negotiable)
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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What is a degree apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship enables you to gain a degree whilst being employed. There are no tuition fees for degree apprenticeships with all costs met by your employer.

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About the programme

This programme is designed specifically to enable you to complete the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner apprenticeship. It's 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.

The majority of the programme will take place at your place of employment, however you will also spend at least 20% of time away from the workplace studying at our Lancaster, London or Carlisle - Fusehill Street campuses.

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.

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