Why Study Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship: Health and Social Care with us?
The Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner) Foundation Degree will:
- Prepare students to work in an effective, safe and interprofessional manner within their defined area of practice, under the instruction and supervision of a registered practitioner, within relevant legal and ethical frameworks and in accordance with agreed protocols
- Develop and promote the skills of critical, analytical and reflective thinking in students
- Promote the ethos of life long learning and advance students' sense of personal responsibility and commitment to their ongoing education and development
- Prepare students to work as an efficient member of a multi-disciplinary team
- Ensure that Assistant Practitioner students are able to respond to the constantly changing context within which health and social care policies are being implemented
- Develop an appreciation that knowledge and understanding is acquired within an evidence-based framework
- Facilitate students to appreciate that learning can occur in both education and practice environments and assist them to make use of these opportunities.
The overarching aim of the course is to facilitate the development of the Assistant Practitioner. However, some students have completed this programme and utilised the credits (240) to progress on to other degree programmes.
This Foundation Degree is distinctive because of the unique way in which it integrates: interprofessional learning, accessibility, articulation and progression, employer involvement, flexibility and partnership working.
While none of these attributes are unique to Foundation Degrees, their clear and planned integration within a single award underpinned by work-based learning makes the award highly distinctive.
Open Days 2017
Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.
- Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)