Hugh Baird College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Cumbria

Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care

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Course summary

This Foundation Degree has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of individuals and employers, while reflecting the diversity and scope of caring for service users in a variety of settings. Primarily it is aimed at health or social care assistants or support workers who are employed within settings such as hospitals, primary care services, nursing and residential units, domiciliary care or for those working with people within the voluntary sector. Learning will be a combination of university attendance, online learning, work based learning and independent study This programme aims to support you to develop specialised knowledge and transferrable skills appropriate to the role of an assistant practitioner.

Course details


You will study a range of core modules including: Fundamentals of Professional Practice, Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Health and Wellbeing; Contemporary Issues in Therapeutic & Diagnostic Interventions within a multi-disciplinary Perspective, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Evidence Based Practice.

Assessment method

Knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes are taught at the University Centre with students putting them into context and appreciating their relevance through applying them in the workplace. You are encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement and consolidate your learning and to broaden your individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. In particular, work-based learning forms part of many modules, typically as work-based projects or other directed assignments. Assessments will also include work-based projects or other assignments, drawing on your knowledge of and experience in the workplace. Throughout the programme, your employer has an important role to play in supporting assessment, in particular suggesting topics and providing feedback on formative assessment.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

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Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care at Hugh Baird College - UCAS