Assistant Practitioner

What does the role include?

As an Assistant Practitioner, you will work in health and social care in a wide range of settings providing skilled and often specialist care to patients, service users and their families. 

Assistant Practitioners often gain skills and expertise as a Health/Social Care Support Workers before further developing their career. As an Assistant Practitioner, you will complete a training programme (normally at a foundation degree level) sponsored by your employer. 

How much does it cost?

Course fees are paid by the employer

How long does it take?

A foundation degree normally takes two years to complete.

Entry requirements

See what it's like to be an Assistant Practitioner

Assistant Practitioners: the foundation degree

Assistant Practitioners in ward settings

Examples of Assistant Practitioner roles

What next?

After some time working in this role you can look at further study to become a Registered Nurse, this might be through a BSc (Hons) Nursing or a Nursing Degree Apprenticeship.

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