Course Details

To achieve this apprenticeship the Assistant Practitioner will work as part of the wider health and social care team and provide evidence of working directly with patients, service users providing high quality and compassionate care. Examples of common work activities include assisting in total patient assessment, coordination of care and other higher clinical skills. Assistant Practitioners can be found working in a range of areas such as Cancer Services, Physiotherapy, Genito- Urinary Medicine, Orthopedics, Hospice Care as well as other hybrid roles that cross traditional areas.

Entry Requirements

Each potential apprentice will be interviewed and suitability to the course ascertained inline with the employer . Apprentices must work a minimum of 30 hours a week in a suitable setting that will enable the Assistant Practitioner to obtain the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required.

Career options

For those Assistant Practitioners who wish to progress into Registered Practice, the apprenticeship can provide credits into some Higher Education programmes aligned to professional registration.

Assistant Practitioner (Health) Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 Apprenticeship delivery by an Outstanding Department
  • 2 Flexible start dates to meet Apprentice and employer's needs
  • 3 Includes a full and valid level 5 qualification
  • 4 Teaching and assesment methods tailored to meet your needs
  • 5 Excellent support provided by highly qualified health experts

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Assistant Practitioner in Health Level 5


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Course code Location Course length Start date
HCR478WMMA Chichester Campus Flexible Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

As part of the Level 5 Apprenticeship for Assistant Practitioner in Health you will complete the Level 5 Diploma for assistant Practitioner in Healthcare. There will also be a requirement to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English if you do not already have a Level 2. You will also work towards the Care Certificate if this has not already been achieved.

How will I be taught?

Delivery style and method will be agreed inline with the employer and could include work place delivery and knowledge sessions delivered either in the setting or at the college. Each apprentice will work closely with a highly qualified assessor to ensure all components of the Apprenticeship are achieved. Maths and English sessions are also provided to support the delivery and completion of maths and English Functional Skills if required.

How will I be assessed?

To complete the Level 5 Diploma you will be taught by a clinical health professional and assessed by assignment and observation in the sector. You will be thoroughly supported by an assessor who is an industry expert who will visit you in your work place and provide one to one support to achieve the regulated occupational competence qualification. Once the English, Maths and Diploma have been completed Apprentices will undertake the End Point Assessment to achieve the full apprenticeship.

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