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Assistant Practitioner

The Assistant Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship prepares you for a career as an Assistant Practitioner in the Health Care sector.

Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider Health and Social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users and clients, providing high quality and compassionate care.

As an Assistant Practitioner, you will work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding of the factors that influence health and ill-health, including the relevant anatomy and physiology of patients.

Assistant Practitioner is a job title applied to a wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet service needs. On successful completion of the apprenticeship standard, you will have developed the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required when working in today’s Health and Social care sector.

As an Assistant Practitioner you will also develop additional skills according to employers’ requirements, depending on the clinical or professional area you are working in. Examples of these areas are Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Orthopaedics, Hospice care, Mental Health and Social Care.

“My tutors are really supportive. I like learning about a range of in-depth topics relating to my course.”

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Health and Social Care

The health and social care sector is ideal for those who have a passion for caring for others and includes jobs in personal care and healthcare.

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Midwife

Average salary - £32,100*

Midwives support pregnant women and their babies before, during and after, childbirth.

Day-to-day tasks:

Giving pregnant women advice on staying healthy, run classes on pregnancy and parenting, check the health of mother and baby during pregnancy, monitor the mother and baby during labour, deliver the baby and visit people’s homes to check on mother and baby.**

Working environments:

You could work at a client’s home, at a health centre or a hospital.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Social Worker

Average salary - £35,500*

Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse and support people to live independently.

Day-to-day tasks:

Put together support plans for clients, keep records and write reports, discuss your cases
with your supervisors, support clients safety and take the right action to protect them when necessary, work closely with communities, health professionals and other agencies, help clients to develop and maintain independent living skills and hold meeting and assessments with individuals and families to review their situation.**

Working environments:

You could work in an office, NHS or private hospital, an adult care home or children’s care home.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the health and social care sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Compassion
  • Leadership

What our students say

“My tutors are really supportive. I like learning about a range of in-depth topics relating to my course.”

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy

Assistant Practitioner

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