Level 5, professional knowledge & skills based qualification
Where do I study
To be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills, learners will need to be working in an assistant/practitioner role in an appropriate setting to be able to study for the qualification.
Length of the qualification
Studied over 18-24 months.
The Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Healthcare Practitioner Apprenticeship provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an Assistant Practitioner.
Assistant Practitioners have been part of the health care workforce since 2002; they are often known as associate practitioners. As part of the wider health and social care team delivering high-quality and compassionate care; Assistant Practitioners have direct contact with patients, service users and clients. Working at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers, they have a more in-depth understanding about factors such as anatomy and physiology that influence health and ill health.
The qualification also maps to the Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeship Standard, where the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare is a mandated qualification.
What will I learn:
Learners will need to achieve 120 credits from 20 mandatory units, studied over 18-24 months; the mandatory units are based around six themes, learners must already hold or achieve Level 2 in English and Maths, meet the standards of the Care Certificate and work in line with The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England; find out more here
What does the course lead to:
Upon completion, learners will have acquired the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner in a range of areas; including Social Care, Physiotherapy and Hospice Care. The qualification could also provide evidence for a personal statement to enable learners to enter Higher Education in a related area.
How will I be assessed:
The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in the workplace, professional discussion, work products, written assignments and an End Point Assessment (an independent objective and impartial assessment of an apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours etc.)
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