Who is this Standard for?
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.
This is a level 5 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 18 months. Apprentices will be placed in healthcare role and supported by a tutor to achieve the Healthcare Support Worker standards, as well as Level 2 maths and English qualifications. Apprentices will complete a regulated Level 5 Occupational Competence Qualification such as a Foundation Degree, other Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education or the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare whilst on programme, prior to moving on to end point assessment.
End point assessment methods
EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit and the Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.
Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.
The price of the end-point assessment for this standard is: