Course details

Course length

2 years

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

One day per week at the University

Course description

An Assistant Practitioner is a worker who competently delivers health & social care to and for people, having a required level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional health care assistant or support worker. They are able to deliver elements of health & social care that have previously been within the remit of registered professionals.

If you are looking to expand your knowledge to improve the holistic view of the patient or service user; look no further than the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship at the University of Derby. This is a flexible apprenticeship that can be tailored for any role within health and social care and will improve your confidence when dealing with challenging situations.

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Who is this course for?

For individuals

For organisations

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Structure, certificates and assessment

Level 4

  • Working in Health andSocial Care
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Reflection and Learning for Personal and Professional Development

 

  • Option Module
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Knowledge and Skills for Practice

EXAMPLE OPTION MODULES - YEAR ONE EXAMPLE OPTION MODULES - YEAR TWO

  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan
  • Working with Disability
    Work Based Study Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Practice
  • Management of Medication
  • Tissue Viability

Level 5

  • Continuing Development in Lifelong Learning
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Care workers

  • Option Module:
    Influencing change in Health and Social Care (Double Module)

Benefits

Entry requirements

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages as long as they can be considered adequately prepared to succeed on the programme. If apprentices have few or no formal qualifications, they may be able to gain entry to the programme if they have the required communication and learning skills as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed. All apprentices will be asked to provide evidence of academic potential and commitment to confirm their ability to undertake the programme.

Individual employers will also set their own selection criteria and typical entry requirements and we will work with them concerning entry.

To apply for this apprenticeship you must currently be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Your employer must cover the costs of the apprenticeship.

Fees and funding

Employers

Cost of the apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band £12,000, but individual agreements will be considered depending on student numbers and involvement of employers.

Apprentices

Fees will be paid by your employer with government funded support or through the apprenticeship levy.

How to apply

For more information call +44 (0)800 001 5500 or email apprenticeships@derby.ac.uk

Applications to this apprenticeship will need to be made through the employer. If you are an individual who is not yet employed within this sector, you may find the following links useful:

https://careerfinder.ucas.com/jobs/
https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Apprenticeship Hub apprenticeships@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)800 001 5500