Assistant Practitioner at University of Worcester - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview As you approach becoming an Assistant Practitioner, you discover a wide variety of options. At the University of Worcester, our diverse and exciting Foundation Degree allows you to engage within health and social care. The course equips you with the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours to excel in a rewarding career in health. We support our students by developing the relevant skillset required of the role, emphasising person-centred care, communication and team working throughout the course – essential to becoming an effective Assistant Practitioner. Our Foundation Degree for the Assistant Practitioner is a full-time, two-year course developed to support students’ career development and promotion to an Assistant Practitioner. Students will be proficient to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, care services and charitable organisations in the community. The University of Worcester has well-established links to a variety of organisations, the Integrated Care Board and NHS England, helping us identify successful opportunities which meet the students’ and community’s needs. This Foundation Degree supports our students’ exploration of this hybrid role, whilst supplying them with the experiences required to thrive in a healthcare career. The Foundation Degree Assistant Practitioner is ideal for those already working within a health and social care setting or those seeking to begin their career in Health and Social Care. For those working a minimum of 30 hours per week, the L5 Apprenticeship route may be an option and would enable you to continue working full time. Key features

  • You will work across a variety of health and social care settings supporting people of all ages and further developing your knowledge, skills and behaviour.
  • You will develop and enhance your self-awareness and interpersonal skills alongside gaining an insight into the importance of evidence-based practice within health and social care
  • A stimulating learning environment based on the values of academic freedom, ethical awareness and critical appraisal.
  • You will be working with a team of academics, clinicians and work-based learning tutors who hold a range of expertise and experience relevant to health and social care.
  • The skills and simulation centre provides excellent facilities to safely practice health and care interventions in a supportive environment.


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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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

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Assistant Practitioner at University of Worcester - UCAS