Assistant Practitioner Health and Social Care (HTQ) at Derby College - UCAS

Derby College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Assistant Practitioner Health and Social Care (HTQ)

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Course summary

This Higher Technical Qualification is a level 5 work-based learning course validated by Sheffield Hallam University. The course combines care sector experience from existing employment within the sector or industry-based work experience with academic studies. It may be used as a pathway into a variety of health and social care careers or to further your studies which may include direct entry onto the second year of degree programmes within Sheffield Hallam such as Nursing, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work. It is an idea course for students who have just completed a level 3 or for those currently working within the industry who wish to further their careers.

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


Within year 1 your studies will include level 4 units: Reflective and personal development skills Integrated holistic assessment and delivery of Health and Social Care Interventions Essential Science for Person-Centred Care Work based learning alongside industry work experience Within year 2 you will study the following level 5 units: Promoting health, wellbeing, and independence Using and evaluating evidence to inform practice Leadership and management Work based learning alongside industry work experience

Assessment method

You will be expected to attend college 1.5 days a week and complete the required minimum 400 hours industry based work experience across the two years. Learning will take place through discussions, presentations, practical activities, academic writing and reflections of work based learning.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need a Level 3 qualification and Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 or above. Students with the relevant work experience may be exempt from the Level 3 requirement but should have achieved the GCSE requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Assistant Practitioner Health and Social Care (HTQ) at Derby College - UCAS