Health and Social Care (Health Care Assistant Practitioner) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

Why study a health and social care (health care assistant practitioner) degree at Solent Working as part of the wider health and social care team, healthcare assistant practitioners provide care for service users within the healthcare industry. Course overview You will learn about the role of the healthcare assistant practitioner in a range of different health and social care settings and develop a highly-valued professional skill set that can be applied on practice placements, and in your eventual health and social care workplace. Further your career and understanding of healthcare related topics such as communication, anatomy and physiology and public health. Assistant practitioners work at a level above that of healthcare support workers and have a more in-depth understanding of factors that influence health and ill-health. Who is this course for? This course is ideal for someone looking to start or further develop their career in healthcare, who does not want to train in a regulated health profession. What does this course lead to? Assistant practitioners work in a variety of roles in healthcare, including supportive roles in nursing, operating theatres, biomedical science laboratories, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, mental health, social care, rehabilitation services and radiology.


Year one - CORE MODULES Anatomy and Physiology to Support Practice Developing Professional Practice Foundation Skills to Support Practice Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion Developing Practice-based Learning Year 1 Long-Term Conditions Year two - CORE MODULES Extending Professional Practice Investigating Health and Conditions Across the Lifespan Practice-based Learning Year 2 Service Improvement Project Supervision and Assessment of Practice Year 2 - Optional modules Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. Extending Therapy Practice Recognition and Escalation of Deteriorating Physical and Mental Health

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Grade 4 or above in GCSE English language and mathematics (previously grade C)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16125 Year 1
International £16125 Year 1

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

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. Two uniforms will be provided, but if you require additional uniforms this will cost in the region of £30 The University will pay for an occupational health assessment, however you may need to pay for immunisations if they are not covered by your GP You will need a pair of suitable comfortable shoes while on clinical placement and studying in our simulation settings (estimated cost £40-£60) You will need to purchase some of your own clinical items, for instance a fob watch (estimated cost £5) You will need to be able to travel to study at our partner NHS trusts and to your placement - travel costs will be associated with this For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact [email protected].

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Health and Social Care (Health Care Assistant Practitioner) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS