Assistant Practitioner Health and Social Care (HTQ) at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

This flexible foundation degree is a work based learning award which combines health and social care education with either existing employment or work placements to develop your skills and competencies for a wide range of roles across health, social or community care sectors. The course, which is an award of Sheffield Hallam University, has two routes. For those already employed in assistant or support worker roles in health, social or community care the course allows you to complete both the Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) and the Foundation Degree. The course provides you with your continuing personal and professional development and depending on your employer, would allow you to undertake a Band 4 Associate /Assistant role. For those of you who are not in employment the course will provide you with a placement in a suitable health, social or community care role, which will allow you to develop the necessary skills and competencies alongside your academic studies to complete the Foundation Degree. This HTQ provides the opportunity to gain the proper training, knowledge and skills to be successful in the workplace.

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


Year 1 Transition to Higher Education (20 credits) Essential sciences for person-centred care (40 credits) Integrated holistic assessment, delivery and implementation of health and social care interventions (20 credits) Work-based learning 1 (40 credits) Year 2: Promoting health, wellbeing and independence (20 credits) Leadership and management (20 credits) Work-based learning 2 (40 credits) Transition to Professional Practice (40 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed by completing a variety of appropriate assessments. These include; Assessments of practice, reflective portfolios, written assignments, literature reviews, case studies, presentations and interviews.

How to apply

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Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally GCSE English Language or English Literature and mathematics at grade C /4 or above or the following equivalents ; Level 2 Adult Numeracy /Literacy Level 2 Key Skills /Application of Number Equivalency test from

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational health screening (to determine your suitability to undertake the course). DBS and occupational health screening will be requested at your expense.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2023 entry information and are subject to change for 2024.
Assistant Practitioner Health and Social Care (HTQ) at Barnsley College University Centre - UCAS