Assistant Practitioner (Health) Level 5
Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients, providing high quality and compassionate care. They work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more indepth understanding about factors that influence health.
Assistant Practitioners can be found working in a range of areas such as Cancer Services, Physiotherapy, Genito-Urinary Medicine, Orthopaedics, Hospice Care and Mental Health. Examples of common work activities include assisting in total patient assessment, coordination of care (including referrals to other practitioners) and higher clinical skills such as catheterisation, wound care and discharge planning.
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner. In addition, you can complete this apprenticeship whilst studying the FD Health and Wellbeing.
For those Assistant Practitioners who wish to progress into Registered Practice, the apprenticeship can provide credits into some Higher Education programmes aligned to professional registration.