Assistant Practitioner (health)

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship

About the course

Available from September 2024, our Level 5 Assistant Practitioner (health) apprenticeship addresses the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours needed for a range of healthcare roles.

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. Upon successful completion of this standard, individuals will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner.

The programme includes the Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice.


Qualifications include Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice.

English and Maths to Level 2 are included if not held at entry.

Fee: Companies with a wage bill less than £3m will just pay £700 over the two years, this is because the government funds 95% of the full fee. If you are a levy-payer then this apprenticeship will be £14,000. As a business of any size, you can also use the Manage Apprenticeship service to apply for funding from large businesses that want to fund 100% of your apprenticeship training and assessment costs.