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Health (Assistant Practitioner) (Higher Level)

The higher apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) is designed for those who are currently working in the healthcare sector and wish to progress to a Band 4 role. An Assistant Practitioner will have a required level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional healthcare assistant or support worker. The Assistant Practitioner would be able to deliver elements of healthcare and undertake clinical work in domains that have previously only been within the remit of registered professionals. They are accountable to themselves, their employer and, more importantly, the people they serve.
You will study for a foundation degree in healthcare practice and during your studies you will learn from a variety of engaging and innovative methods, including detailed seminar discussion, reflective diaries and essay writing, all of which have been designed to enhance your communication and presentation skills.
Our teaching team consists of a range of highly experienced, enthusiastic practitioners, all of whom have contemporary skills and regularly refresh and update their knowledge, ensuring you remain inspired and learn the skills relevant to working practice.
To demonstrate your skills and abilities, you will be assessed through formal written assignments, presentations and seminars during each module. Your vocational competence will be assessed and signed off by your mentor.
To demonstrate your skills and abilities, you will be assessed through formal written assignments, presentations and seminars during each module. Your vocational competence will be assessed and signed off by your mentor.
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could apply for a Band 4 role within the healthcare sector.

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"I chose to study at University Centre South Devon because the set days for lectures meant it was easier for me to arrange childcare and continue to work whilst studying. The tutors are amazing, they help you gain the specialist knowledge and skills and the small class sizes have made a big difference to my learning."Victoria Howes

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