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Course summary

This programme is delivered for two days a week over two years. You will study the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner pathway. It is a full-time qualification offered through our partnership with Pearson. Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are internationally recognized qualifications covering levels 4 and 5, equivalent to the first two years of a degree. The addition of the Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) quality mark signals that it has undertaken additional development with employers and aligned to Occupational Standards. Assistant practitioners work as part of the more comprehensive 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 the healthcare support workers and have a more in-depth understanding of factors that influences health and ill health (e.g. anatomy and physiology). An assistant practitioner is a job title applied to a wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet individual service needs. Upon successfully completing this qualification, individuals will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an assistant practitioner. Examples of common work activities include assisting in total patient assessment, coordination of care (including referrals to other practitioners) and higher clinical skills such as catheterisation, wound care and discharge planning. Assistant practitioners can be found working in various areas such as cancer services, physiotherapy, genetic-urinary medicine, orthopaedics, hospice care, mental health, social care, community, occupational therapy, learning disabilities, and hybrid roles that cross traditional occupational areas. Assistant practitioners will therefore develop additional skills and knowledge based on their employer's requirements, depending on the clinical or professional area within which they work.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


You will study various modules with different credit values twice weekly for two years.

Assessment method

Assistant practitioners will develop additional skills and knowledge based on their employer's requirements, depending on the clinical or professional area within which they work.

How to apply

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Bromley College (Orpington Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We do not have provision at the College for any student requiring a tier 4 licence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A formally recognised Level 3 qualification in Health and Social (or related subject) such as BTEC Level 3, Access Higher Education Diploma or A Leve GCSE Grades A*-C/9 – 4 in English and maths or level 2 equivalent A level 3 qualification will be considered if you have relevant work experience, which provides relevant experience to support level 4 study. For students that are non-native English speakers and have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English the following qualifications will be considered: Common European Framework of Reference Level B2 PTE 51 IELTS 5.5 – Reading and Writing must be at 5.5

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Additional entry requirements


You will need to be employed or volunteering in a work placement to meet the requirement of 450 hours across the 2 years of the qualification. This must be in a health and/or social care role providing direct care to service users. You will need a supervisor in your setting who can oversee your continued development and provide evidence for your portfolio.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please visit our website for further information relating to fees and finance. Fees will vary for international and EU students; please email [email protected] if you have any queries about fees. We welcome applications from international students, but please note that the College is unable to sponsor students requiring a Tier 4 student visa.
Healthcare Professions Support For England (HTQ) at London South East Colleges (Bromley College) - UCAS