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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
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
NCFE/CACHE 0191 240 8950
NOCN 0300 999 1177
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
More Information

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