Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

5 Reasons to Study the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship at UCW


Are you someone who is interested in working in healthcare? 

Are you caring, intuitive and motivated, but not sure how to progress on your journey in the health sector? 

Here at UCW, we could have just what you’re looking for! 

Here are 5 reasons to study the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship at University Centre Weston.

Earn While You Learn

Invest in your future while still earning now. An apprenticeship allows you to work within the field while you gain your qualifications – meaning you can earn and invest in future employment opportunities, all while gaining experience and developing your knowledge and skills.

Versatility and Flexibility

This course gives you the practical skills and academic knowledge to prepare you for a wide scope of careers. You will finish with the ability to apply for band 4 positions in a variety of healthcare settings, including-radiography, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, mental health and more! 

Be Part of the Future of Healthcare

This is the time to get started in healthcare. Health Education England are investing in allied health professions. This means you will have the opportunity to care for patients in a fulfilling and meaningful career, in and out of hospital settings! 

Receive the most Up to Date Teaching and Experience 

Not only will you have the chance to gain firsthand experience and learn on the job in a real healthcare setting, but with one day in university a week, you will be learning from our incredible lecturers. Our team of dedicated and passionate staff are equipped with years of experience in industry – with many teaching alongside their healthcare roles. 


The Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course paves the way for your future progression and success. Not only does it open doors to a wide range of healthcare roles, but it also offers a unique opportunity for those interested in nursing. With this course, you have the option to apply for the second-year nursing program or the mental health nursing program at UWE, allowing you to branch off into these specialised fields if you so desire. Take your career to the next level and explore the possibilities with our comprehensive Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course. 

To find out more about the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner programme, click here