What you need to know about the Highfield Level 5 End-Point Assessment for Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
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 typical duration of 18 to 24 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.
Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 19/05/2016 will be assessed against ST0215/AP01.
End-Point Assessment methods
You can find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for this standard here.