Level 5 Assistant Practitioners

Who's it for?

The qualification is suitable for those currently working in an assistant/practitioner role in an appropriate setting

What's involved?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners will need to be at least 19 years of age. It is also recommended that they hold a Level 3 or above qualification in a related area. We do not set any other entry requirements, but Centres may have their own guidelines.

For Apprenticeships, the latest standards document should be consulted to ensure that all Apprenticeship conditions are achieved and evidenced.

What you get out of it

All units will be internally assessed using an Assessment of Learning. A range of methods can be applied which could include: direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence.

What will I learn?

The qualification covers a wide range of units which have been categorised around the following six themes:

  • Theme 1: Principles and philosophy of healthcare

  • Theme 2: Working with others

  • Theme 3: Person-centred practice for positive outcomes

  • Theme 4: Safe ways of working

  • Theme 5: Clinical activities and interventions

  • Theme 6: Professional development