Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

We are seeking accreditation for this course to be a HTQ. This new, practice-based Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) is aimed at those already working in a health or social care setting who want to move into a more specialist role as an associate continuing healthcare practitioner. Associate continuing healthcare practitioners play a key role in assessing an individual’s complex health and social care needs arising from disability, accident or illness and developing a package of care that meets their needs. This entails working with a multi-professional team that includes nurses, doctors and social workers, where you act as an expert guide to the specialist regulations that apply to continuing healthcare. This course has been specially developed by the University of Bedfordshire to prepare you for employment in this specialist role. You also develop essential skills in offering support, care and advice when acting as first point of contact for your clients, their carers and family. The course is suitable for those already employed in a health or social care role - such as carers in community or residential settings - or have a minimum of two years’ experience in the field. What is an HTQ? HTQs are a new qualification equivalent to a HNC or Higher Apprenticeship and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This HTQ meets the occupational standards needed to work in the health and care sector. Why choose this course

  • It covers both theory and practice in both real and simulated environments, ensuring you qualify with the competence and confidence to hit the ground running
  • It is designed and delivered in partnership with local employers, offering a practice-led and competency–based curriculum based on the NHS Constitution
  • Our external partners and practice experts contribute to the course delivery, providing support, additional specialist knowledge and experience
  • Our health and care students benefit from a range of modern facilities and equipment including state-of-the-art simulation units
  • You learn a range of transferable skills including problem-solving; decision-making; having professional conversations; and presenting arguments
  • The course is an ideal way to upskill or change direction to fill skills shortages and workforce gaps
  • After completing this HTQ, you have the option to continue with your studies at the University, taking on a top-up course in a related area, leading to a full degree

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

Assessment method

The assessment methods include examinations, practical skills tests, practical reports, in-class tests, critical essays, presentations and practice log book activities.

How to apply

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Luton Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition applicants must have GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Applicants need to be currently working in a health or social care setting or have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS