Full-time undergraduate (20 months)
Please note: this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as it is a work-based course.
If your employer is supporting your application through an apprenticeship scheme, please visit our Assistant Practitioner (Nursing) Higher Apprenticeship page.
The FdSc Assistant Practitioner (Nursing) is designed to develop healthcare assistants to develop their roles and knowledge base. You will be working in your existing role while studying and applying learning to the work environment. Completion of the course can lead to a career in nursing.
Our course prepares students to be responsive, innovative and future thinking health care practitioners. The course aims to raise individuals’ awareness of care and the promotion of health and well-being for individuals. The curriculum includes an emphasis on treating individuals with dignity and respect, awareness of cultural and other factors that influence care delivery and well-being and developing interpersonal skills, analytical and leadership skills in order to develop as skilled workers. The content includes development of understanding how Health Care is delivered within the UK and the range of factors that influence that delivery. The overarching aim is for individuals to deliver holistic care in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals and organisations, supporting this through applying evidence based practice.
Alongside this, as with other courses at the same level there is the underpinning need to enable students to develop academically, through acquiring graduate level skills and meet employability agendas. The inclusion of study skills and communication skills aims to enhance individual’s life-long learning and transferable skills. The content of the modules develops understanding of the field of nursing and develops how the student examines, evaluates and applies theories and concepts. The range of assessment methods enables students to acquire skills in managing and presenting information in a variety of formats.
Throughout our course students will be expected to manage their own learning and develop their knowledge base and presentation skills. This will include the use of portfolios, e-learning, on-line materials and student led seminars. Our course is work-based learning where you will be supported by your employer to complete the course. The course will be day release from work with the application of learning to the workplace a major feature of the course.
Our course can help you to develop in your current role, and apply for Band 4 roles in healthcare, or prepare you for a career in nursing. A range of roles in health and social care and public health are available.
We use a number of ways for you to demonstrate your learning from the modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills to complete our course. These include essays, presentations, exams, case studies and reports. You will also be assessed in the workplace by a named mentor.
Our course includes formative assessments in each module to provide feedback and enable you to develop before submitting a summative assessment. For each assessment, feedback is provided which “feeds forward” to the next assignment.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Important additional notes
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Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
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