L5 Apprenticeship Standard
for Assistant Practitioner in Healthcare
Aims of this qualification
Job Roles this qualification is suitable for:
On Programme Learning:
Underpinning knowledge covered throughout includes:
- the principles and philosophy of health and social care
- the physiology, organisation and function of the human body
- lifespan developments and healthcare needs from prenatal to end of life/bereavement
- research and development in the health and social care sector to inform and improve quality of care
- provision and promotion of holistic person-centred care and support, duty of care and safeguarding of individual
- the importance of the strategic environment in health and social care and the implications for the individual
- the importance of current evidence-based practice within scope of the role
It is strongly recommended that on programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviour outcomes en-route to the final synoptic end-point assessment takes place.
The programme consists of the following:
- The Apprenticeship Standard for Assistant Practitioner (Health)
- Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare
- Functional Skills Maths level 2
- Functional Skills English level 2
- The Care Certificate
- End Point Assessment
Care Certificate Units:
- Understand your role
- Your personal development
- Duty of care
- Equality and diversity
- Work in a person-centred way
- Privacy and dignity
- Fluids and nutrition
- Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding children
- Basic life support
- Health and safety
- Handling information
- Infection prevention and control
How is it delivered?
End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
- A multiple choice and short answer test (90 minutes)
- An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace (90 minutes)
- A reflective journal completed by the apprentice – The apprentice reflects on the development of the following components from the apprenticeship standard: Case Management / Supervision & Teaching
- An interview (30 – 60 minutes) in the form of a professional discussion to enable the apprentice to further showcase their knowledge, skills and behaviours
The End Point Assessment requires apprentices to demonstrate they have achieved the standard.
- Achieve the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare
- Complete all 15 units of the Care Certificate
- Achieve Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills
- Complete a reflective journal. The apprentice reflects on their knowledge and skills development as well as their approach to the workplace (the values and behaviours)
- Industry Specific Requirements: – Work in line with The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England
The purpose of the end point assessment is to test (in a synoptic way) the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the apprentice as set out in the apprenticeship standard.
End point assessment provides apprentices with a showcase opportunity to provide oral and documentary evidence of their knowledge, skills and behaviours developed throughout the apprenticeship. Enables the independent assessor to assess the skills and behaviours of the apprentice by observing the apprentice in the course of their normal work. Tests the knowledge acquired by the apprentice throughout the apprenticeship.
How long will it take to complete?
Units can also be used for continuing professional development in the learner’s chosen field.
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