Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care FdSc L5 at Chesterfield College - UCAS

Chesterfield College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care FdSc L5

Course summary

This qualification is suitable for those looking to go into a wide range of job roles across the health, social and community care sectors. It combines health and social care education with practical skills acquired through work placements or existing employment. Successful completion of the qualification can lead on to a wide range of roles including: Nurse; Occupational therapist; Social worker. Upon successful completion of the FdSc students can study a related BSc (Hons) degree in areas such as Nursing, Social Work, Physiotherapy and Paramedics by undertaking additional study at Sheffield Hallam University. A fixed timetable of study will be allocated in the first week as part of the course induction, this will show start and finish times of each lesson, units, allocated rooms and members of lecturing staff. Achievement of each unit is by successful completion of a range of assessments, these predominantly include written assignments and time constrained assignments. All submissions are submitted electronically via a system called Turnitin. Meeting deadlines for submission are important. Failure to meet submission deadlines can lead in some circumstances to non-achievement of that particular unit or limit the grade awarded. Each unit lecturer will allocate assignment issue and submission dates. Each unit has a separate list of learning outcomes, the learning outcomes are the basis for the assessment tasks and are graded at different levels according to the work submitted, all assessment and grading follows a holistic approach. An active Virtual Learning Environment is available on university and college web-site, this can be used to help with issues such as referencing, research work and provide resources relating to the learning outcomes. A mandatory exam board at the end of each semester discusses student performance and records provisional grades. All grades remain provisional until approval is confirmed by the External Examiner towards the end of the college year in May or June. The exam board also advises on student progression and confirms completion or non-completion of the units. Please note that students can be recommended to repeat a unit where a judgement has been made that there is insufficient evidence to award a Pass grade.


Modules The programme adopts a blended learning approach with modules delivered through a combination of lectures, class-based seminars, practical work and site visits. Throughout the course, you will study: Year 1 • Transition to Higher Education • Essential sciences for person-centred care • Integrated holistic assessment, delivery and implementation of health and social care interventions • Work-based learning 1 Year 2 • Promoting health, wellbeing and independence • Leadership and management • Work-based learning 2 • End-point assessment You will progress through the course following successful achievement of assessments, which address the learning outcomes for each module and allow you to complete the course. Assessments will test the attributes you need in the workplace, enabling you to make the most of academic learning and on-the-job training. This course prepares you for a career as an Assistant Practitioner in health and social care.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995* Year 1
Scotland £6995* Year 1
Wales £6995* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care FdSc L5 at Chesterfield College - UCAS