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Assistant Practitioner (Health and Social Care) Foundation Degree

Course Overview

This programme aims to develop the range of skills and competencies required of practitioners in a health or social care setting, underpinned by broad-based academic knowledge and understanding. The integration of academic and workplace learning will enable you to develop specific technical knowledge, practical experience in the workplace and supporting academic knowledge to enable you to work as an accountable practitioner.

This newly designed FdSc Assistant Practioner course is aimed at individuals wanting to work in health and social care, beyond the level of a healthcare support worker, enabling you to have opportunities to progress and develop your career.

Working under the leadership and direction of registered clinicians, you will monitor high quality holistic and person-centered care to individuals whilst supporting with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and recovery. 
 
There is a significant work-based learning element in the programme as defined by
the Foundation Degree benchmark statements and assessed in practice modules. As such, applicants must be employed in a relevant setting.

Learning occurs in the workplace and draws on your current employment experience. This enables you to gain, develop and demonstrate the additional theoretical, practical and professional knowledge and skills required by an Assistant Practitioner or other health or social care worker, supporting you to deliver enhanced care to your patients.

This work-based learning focus ensures that the programme meets the specific development needs of both you as a student and your employer. It will increase your confidence in the workplace, enable you to use your increased knowledge to deliver evidence-based practice, and to develop skills in critical reflection.

Year 1 Compulsory Modules:
      
Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Practice 1
Communication for Practice
Psychology and Sociology of Health
Risk Management
 
Year 2 Compulsory Modules:

Clinical Practice 2
Methods of Enquiry
Occupational Case Study
Principles of Leadership and Management
Professional Assessment
Professional Development

Apply for Assistant Practitioner (Health and Social Care) Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This programme aims to develop the range of skills and competencies required of practitioners in a health or social care setting, underpinned by broad-based academic knowledge and understanding. The integration of academic and workplace learning will enable you to develop specific technical knowledge, practical experience in the workplace and supporting academic knowledge to enable you to work as an accountable practitioner.

This newly designed FdSc Assistant Practioner course is aimed at individuals wanting to work in health and social care, beyond the level of a healthcare support worker, enabling you to have opportunities to progress and develop your career.

Working under the leadership and direction of registered clinicians, you will monitor high quality holistic and person-centered care to individuals whilst supporting with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and recovery. 
 
There is a significant work-based learning element in the programme as defined by
the Foundation Degree benchmark statements and assessed in practice modules. As such, applicants must be employed in a relevant setting.

Learning occurs in the workplace and draws on your current employment experience. This enables you to gain, develop and demonstrate the additional theoretical, practical and professional knowledge and skills required by an Assistant Practitioner or other health or social care worker, supporting you to deliver enhanced care to your patients.

This work-based learning focus ensures that the programme meets the specific development needs of both you as a student and your employer. It will increase your confidence in the workplace, enable you to use your increased knowledge to deliver evidence-based practice, and to develop skills in critical reflection.

Year 1 Compulsory Modules:
      
Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Practice 1
Communication for Practice
Psychology and Sociology of Health
Risk Management
 
Year 2 Compulsory Modules:

Clinical Practice 2
Methods of Enquiry
Occupational Case Study
Principles of Leadership and Management
Professional Assessment
Professional Development

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessments are a mix of written assignments, presentations, and exams.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

The programme offers access and progression to higher academic awards or to a career pathway as an Assistant Practitioner. On successful completion, you are eligible to apply for band 4 Assistant Practitioner positions or equivalent within the NHS and private, voluntary and independent health and social care organisations. For those who wish to progress their studies, you may be eligible to apply for advanced entry to a Level 6 BSc (Hons) programme, for example BSc (Hons) Nursing.

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS Tariff Points
  • Minimum GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English language or literature, and Mathematics, or equivalent
  • Applicants must be employed in a health or care setting for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Policies and Regulations

April Open Evening – Cannington Campus

24th April 2024