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Healthcare assistant practitioner

Providing, supervising and coordinating high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


5 (equivalent to foundation degree)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • health and social care principles and philosophy - including duty of care, person centred care, promoting mental health and well-being and safeguarding and protection
  • healthcare needs from prenatal to end of life care and bereavement support
  • higher clinical skills - including catheterisation, wound care and discharge planning
  • case and risk management - including infection prevention and control
  • team working - including supervising, teaching, mentoring and assessing other staff
  • patient assessment and coordination of care - including implementing and modifying care plans
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a healthcare environment
  • level 5 occupational competence qualification - for example a foundation degree, diploma of higher education or diploma for assistant practitioners in healthcare

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
NCFE/CACHE 0191 240 8950
NOCN 0300 999 1177
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.