Higher Level Apprenticeship Assistant Practitioner at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Higher Level Apprenticeship Assistant Practitioner

Course summary

Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health The Assistant Practitioner is a job title applied to a wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet individual service need. Upon successful completion of this standard, individuals will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner. The specialist pathway options have been aligned to the sectors identified by local employers, these will include: • Physiotherapy • Speech & Language Therapy • Mental Health • Community Health • Public Health The programme is a flexible, authentic practice learning course aimed to develop competent, confident and compassionate practitioners, providing high quality, safe and responsive person-centred care across the lifespan in diverse care setting. This course includes significant practice (or work-based) learning. Students will have the opportunity to achieve proficiencies relating to their area of practice aligned to the optional modules in the second year. This will enable them promote health and prevent ill health, provide and monitor care, work as part of a team, improve safety and the quality of care, and contribute to integrated care. Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Year 1 • Higher Education and Digital Skills for Health Professionals • Foundations of Professional Practice • Introduction to Clinical Skills • Clinical Practice 1 • Anatomy and Physiology • Mental Health & Wellbeing • Communication and Working in Teams Year 2 • Research in Evidence Based Practice • Leading and Integrating Care • Pathophysiology for Healthcare • Clinical Practice 2 • Optional Pathway Module 1 • Optional Pathway Module 2

Assessment method

Reflective Essay Practice Assessment Document Portfolio of Evidence Ongoing Achievement Record Written Exam Essay Presentation Medication Exam Health Promotion Campaign Clinical Practical Exam Poster Following completion of the programme students will be required to complete the externally assessed End Point Assessment (EPA). This assessment includes MCQ and written test, Reflective Journal, Practical Observation and professional discussion.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to accept international students on this course

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Equivalent qualifications may be considered, including workplace delivered NVQs We are looking for applicants who are passionate about health care professions and providing person centred care.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

English language requirements

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or 4 or above, or acceptable equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12000 Whole course
Scotland £12000 Whole course
Wales £12000 Whole course
Channel Islands £12000 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £12000 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

We are unable to accept international students on this course. We can only accept applications from EU applicants with either Settled or Pre-settled status
Higher Level Apprenticeship Assistant Practitioner at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS