This course has been designed with employers in the sector to help their staff respond to challenges in the years ahead. The course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and aims to bring those already employed in a suitable setting up to the standard required to work as band 4 Assistant Practitioners, who play a vital role in delivering support and clinical practice in both nursing and allied health areas. In addition to your weekly classroom-based study of your foundation degree modules, you will develop your practice through work-based learning, with a particular focus on the values and behaviours expected of Assistant Practitioners, which include compassion and commitment.
Year 1: Essentials of Health and Disease (30 credits) Foundations of Practice (30 credits) Holistic Approaches to Care (30 credits) Person-centred Practice (30 credits) Year 2: Evidencing Work-based Learning (15 credits) Extending Practice (30 credits) Foundations of Assessment for Assistant Practitioners (15 credits) Managing Long-term Conditions (15 credits) Research Methods in Health and Social Care (15 credits) Quality Enhancement in Practice (30 credits)
This course has an average of 7.5 hours of scheduled teaching per week. Assessment is via a combination of written exams, practical exams and coursework.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
A related Level 3 qualification, or a related Advanced Apprenticeship, or equivalent. Applicants will also need Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
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