Assistant Practitioner (FdSc)

University of Derby the United Kingdom

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Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts
March, September

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About Assistant Practitioner at University of Derby

This programme offers an interprofessional learning experience for those working in Health and Social Care to enable the development of the Assistant Practitioner role. Trainees leave the programme able to deliver safe and effective care, having a required level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional health care assistant or support worker. They are able to deliver elements of health and social care that have previously been within the remit of registered professionals.

If you are looking to expand your knowledge to improve the holistic view of the patient or service user, look no further than the Assistant Practitioner at the University of Derby. This is a flexible course that can be tailored to suit roles associated with a range of health and social care professions and will improve your confidence when dealing with challenging situations.

Trainees on this programme may be preparing for an assistant practitioner role or equivalent.

You can study to be an Assistant Practitioner either through self-funding or through an apprenticeship. Both routes require you to be working a minimum of 30 hours in a Health and Social Care setting and have the support of your employer.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardFdScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsMarch, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

UCAS points

Specific requirements at A-level

  • Applicants will have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification. Where applicants do not have a level 3 qualification a portfolio assessment will be offered.

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification


  • 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

Interview / Audition

  • Yes - see interview details


  • N/A

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