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 September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification
*This course is Subject to Validation What does this mean?

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.

News and Events

Boost to health research with launch of new support service

Posted: 18 Feb 2019

A service to help researchers in north Cumbria secure funding for health and social care research is launching in Carlisle later this month. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria is launching at The University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle on Thursday 28 February.

University to start new research into approaches for early diagnosis of cancer

Posted: 4 Feb 2019

The University of Cumbria is proud to announce that it is starting new research that will help to shape future national NHS cancer services. The university’s Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE) team has secured £50,000 from the Northern Cancer Alliance (NCA) for the nine-month ‘Vague Symptoms Pathways Research’ project. Academics will explore the implementation of several specialist multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres in northern England.

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Future Health (2 x webinar)

Tue 5 Mar 2019

The futures programmes at the University of Cumbria is open to all students who are interested in discovering university by attending 2 webinars, plus secure a guaranteed interview or offer on a selection of University of Cumbria degrees.

Campus Tour

Wed 6 Mar 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.