This 18-24 month apprenticeship consists of:
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. Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health (e.g. anatomy and physiology).
Assistant Practitioner is a job title applied to a very wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet individual service need. Upon successful completion of this standard, individuals will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner. Examples of work activities include assisting in total patient assessment, coordination of care (including referrals to other practitioners) and higher clinical skills such as atheterisation, wound care and discharge planning.
Assistant Practitioners can be found working in a range of areas such as Cancer Services, Physiotherapy, Genito-Urinary Medicine, Orthopaedics, Hospice Care, Mental Health, Social Care, Community, Occupational Therapy, Learning Disabilities as well as hybrid roles that cross traditional occupational areas.
An employer will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but these general entry requirements apply; you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working in the healthcare sector for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.
If you are not yet employed, C2C advertises apprenticeship vacancies with employers on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a free service and there are many apprenticeship opportunities available. You can apply for current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.
You can apply for an Apprenticeship with C2C at any time of the year provided you meet the entry requirements.
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