You will also need to be employed as an Assistant Practitioner (or equivalent, for example healthcare support worker) for a minimum of 18 hours per week and to have the support of your employer. (If you join as an apprentice student you will need to be working a minimum of 30 hours a week and be sponsored by your employer).
We welcome mature candidates who may not have the necessary academic qualifications, but have relevant work experience and are able to demonstrate the ability to study at this level.
For non-Apprentices, your employer will need to provide email confirmation to the Admissions team of supporting your application, including confirmation that you work a minimum of 18 hours per week with them and also state that they will provide a mentor to support your learning in your workplace for the duration of the two year programme. Only once this confirmation has been received will you be invited for interview. If your employer has any questions regarding this confirmation, they can refer to the FAQ sheet on this webpage and they can also contact the Programme Lead Liz King via email@example.com who will be happy to help.
Months of entry
Becoming an Assistant Practitioner means you have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although you will not be a registered practitioner, you will have advanced skills and opportunities to continue your training.
Students on this course have a varied degree of experience yet share the ambition to provide high quality care.
This course attracts students eager for a career in settings such as:
- Nursing homes
- Residential homes
- Voluntary organisations
- Day centres
- Drop-in centres
- Special Schools
- GP surgeries
Your skills will help the NHS and independent sector meet demands for high quality care. As an Assistant Practitioner you can choose from a wide range of pathways, relevant to your area of work.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Catherine Forward
- 0330 123 2032