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There is an ever-increasing need for qualified health and social care practitioners due to our growing and ageing population.
This course has been designed with employers in the sector to help their staff respond to this challenge in the years ahead.
The overall aim of the course, which is mapped to Higher Apprenticeship standards, is to bring those already employed in a suitable setting up to the standard required to work as Assistant Practitioners, who play a vital role in delivering support and clinical practice.
Full-time: 2 years (1 day a week)
13th September 2021
Knightstone Campus & Health and Active Living Skills Centre
You will develop your professional practice through work-based learning, with a particular focus on the values and behaviours expected of Assistant Practitioners, which include compassion and commitment.
The classroom elements of the course cover a broad range of topics to reflect the varied nature of the Assistant Practitioner role, including core skills in communication and teamwork and the higher academic research and writing skills you will need if you aspire to further study.
The course is taught in the University Centre in our Knightstone Campus and sessions occasionally also take place in our new Health and Active Living Skills Centre at Loxton Campus. You will also be able to take advantage of the new teaching and learning facilities at our University Centre in the redeveloped Winter Gardens on Weston seafront.
As a Higher Apprenticeship, this course involves assessment by work-based mentors, so you must be employed in a health or social care setting and also have access to such a mentor before applying. UCW employs a specialist facilitator to guide students and employers on workplace practices. Please read the workplace suitability guidance to find out more.
This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing, social work and residential and community care.
Delivered in partnership
This course is delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE).