Course Name: Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

Course Type: Apprenticeships


This programme concentrates on developing your performance as part of a wider health and social care team. The course aims to guide and assess your knowledge and skills in your particular job role, confirming your competence.

The programme includes a range of units tailored to meet the needs of your employer.

Key Facts

This is a level 5 apprenticeship and takes on average 18 months to 2 years to complete.


  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Structure and function of the human body
  • Systems of communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Health and safety and risk management
  • Assessment of individuals health and well-being
  • Nutrition and fluid balance
  • Principles and philosophy of healthcare
  • Lifespan developments and healthcare needs
  • Physiological measurements
  • Optional units chosen by you

Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • You must have lived in the UK or EU for the past 3 years
  • You must not be in full time education
  • You must be working as a Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

Career Progression

Those who complete this level 5 qualification are able to apply to study a degree in healthcare.

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