Assistant Practitioner (Mental Health) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS

Course summary

Assistant Practitioners have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although they are not registered practitioners, they have a higher level of skill through their experience and training and work across both the NHS and other areas of healthcare services. This programme covers the core knowledge and skills required in mental health and social care, including interpersonal communication skills, the application of appropriate health models to practice, psychology, sociology, anatomy, physiology, health and disease, pharmacology, mental health literacy, the influence and impact of social relationships, crisis care, research and assessment of skills competency in practice. Students will emerge with comprehensive understanding of factors that influence both the cause of poor mental health or social circumstance and the resulting care that may be offered. Learning occurs in the workplace and draws on your current employment experience. This enables you to gain, develop and demonstrate the additional theoretical, practical and professional knowledge and skills required by an Assistant Practitioner or other health or social care worker, supporting you to deliver enhanced care to your patients. Modules may include: • Clinical Practice in Mental Health 1 and 2 • Communication for Practice • Psychology and Sociology of Health • Occupational Case Study • Principles of Leadership and Management • Professional Development. Teaching and Assessment Assessments are a mix of written assignments, presentations, and exams. Progression opportunities On successful completion of the programme, you are eligible to apply for Band 4 Assistant Practitioner positions or equivalent within the NHS and private, voluntary and independent health and social care organisations. For those who wish to progress their studies, you may be eligible to apply for advanced entry to a Level 6 BSc (Hons) programme, for example BSc (Hons) Nursing

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

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory Modules: Anatomy and Physiology Clinical Practice in Mental Health 1 Communication for Practice Psychology and Sociology of Health Risk Management for Mental Health Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Clinical Practice in Mental Health 2 Methods of Enquiry Occupational Case Study Principles of Leadership and Management Professional Assessment for Mental Health Professional Development

Assessment method

Interview

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B720
Institution code:
B70
Campus name:
Taunton Campus
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent, including functional skills, is required. Applicants must be employed in a health or care setting for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Assistant Practitioner (Mental Health) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS