FDSc Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care


Course code B900

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Course code B900

Key course details

Location Barrow, Carlisle - Fusehill Street, Lancaster, London
Duration Full-time, 2 Years, Part-time, 3 Years
Start date May 2019, September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Are you a support worker in a health and social care setting? Do you want to develop your skills and become an assistant practitioner? Then FdSc Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care is the course for you.

This programme was designed to provide academic progression for support workers. It's been mapped to National Occupational Standards, so you will gain the skills and knowledge related to your chosen professional route, as well as generic knowledge within ethics, values base and academic writing. 

Course study options

This course is also available as a higher level apprenticeship.

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Graduate destination

This programme will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become an Assistant Practitioner. You can also progress onto an allied health professional course, such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy.

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