Assistant Practitioner at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a flexible, authentic practice-based learning course aimed to develop competent, confident and compassionate assistant practitioners, who can provide high quality, safe and responsive person-centred care across the lifespan in diverse care setting. This course includes significant work-based learning. You'll 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. 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, you will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours you need 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 Why study at Marjon? • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


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

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

We can only accept EU applications if the applicant is holding Settled or Pre-settled status We are unable to accept International students.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applications who are passionate about health care professions and providing person centred care.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Assistant Practitioner at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS