• Campus: University Centre Rotherham
  • Code: UCRCP005#
  • Level: 5
  • Type: Higher Education

Assistant Practitioner

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The Assistant Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship prepares you for a career as an Assistant Practitioner in the Health Care sector.

Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider Health and Social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users and clients, providing high quality and compassionate care.

As an Assistant Practitioner, you will work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding of the factors that influence health and ill-health, including the relevant anatomy and physiology of patients.

Assistant Practitioner is a job title applied to a wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet service needs. On successful completion of the apprenticeship standard, you will have developed the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required when working in today’s Health and Social care sector.

As an Assistant Practitioner you will also develop additional skills according to employers’ requirements, depending on the clinical or professional area you are working in. Examples of these areas are Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Orthopaedics, Hospice care, Mental Health and Social Care.

“I worked as an Accountant and Company Auditor for 10 years prior to teaching – this was in the Medical Industry and Private Training Industry. I decided to teach to offer my knowledge to others, and have been teaching for seven years.”

Conal White
Conal White Curriculum Team Leader in Accounting
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Assistant Practitioner