Assistant Practitioner (Health) Level 5 Diploma

Course Details

  • Start Date
    Flexible
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    City & Guilds
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Centre Location
    College and Workplace
  • Who is this course for?

    Assistant Practitioners have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although they are not currently registered practitioners they have a higher level of skill through their experience and training and work across both the NHS and other areas of healthcare services. Assistant practitioners can become members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or the professional association for their specialisms.

    As an Assistant Practitioner you’ll always work under the direction of a health professional, such as a Registered Nurse, Dietician or Physiotherapist. However, your level of training and experience means you can often work alone without supervision. You’ll carry out agreed procedures, referring to a professional for guidance when necessary.

  • Course Description

    This competency-based Diploma is designed to be assessed in your workplace as you undertake your normal work role. The evidence must at all times reflect the policies and procedures of your workplace as informed by current legislation, the relevant codes of conduct and service standards for the sector.

    The programme includes academic and work-based practice modules designed to cover a range of skills and knowledge required by support staff working in health and social care. The programme structure includes core modules as well as specialist modules. The work based modules are designed to allow you to apply your learning to your work context and your individual learning needs.

    The content includes the following areas:

    • Study Skills and Lifelong Learning
    • Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Health
    • The Research Process
    • Developing Practice
    • Health Promotion
    • Management and Leadership in Health & Social Care
    • Management of Long Term Conditions across the Lifespan
  • Teaching and Assessment

    This competency-based Diploma is designed to be assessed in your workplace as you undertake your normal work role. The evidence must at all times reflect the policies and procedures of your workplace as informed by current legislation, the relevant codes of conduct and service standards for the sector.
  • Progression Opportunities

    Having completed the Level 5 Diploma, learners may then progress on to Undergraduate healthcare profession programmes. Progression routes include: Nursing Degree (entry point Year 2) BSc Health and Social Care Management (Level 6) or Top-up Degrees relating to Healthcare Professions (Level 6).