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Assistant Pracitioner (Child Care)

Buckinghamshire New University

Direct Course code


Becoming an Assistant Practitioner means you have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although you will not be a registered practitioner, you will have advanced skills and opportunities to continue your training.

Students on this course have a varied degree of experience yet share the ambition to provide high quality care.

This course attracts students eager for a career in settings such as:

• Nursing homes

• Residential homes

• Voluntary organisations

• Day centres

• Drop-in centres

• Special Schools

• GP surgeries

Your skills will help the NHS and independent sector meet demands for high quality care. As an Assistant Practitioner you can choose from a wide range of pathways, relevant to your area of work.

What will this course cover?

This course covers a wide range of areas alongside developing your skills for professional practice, leadership and management.

In year one you will cover: biological basis for health, sociology and psychology in context, and effective practice.

In year two you will study: role development and governance in practice.

Students also choose from the following pathways:

• Long Term Care and Caring for the Elderly

• Immediate, Critical and Peri- operative Care

• Mental Health

• Maternity and Newborn

• Child Care

• Acute Rehabilitation

Award: FdSc
Professional Qualification
2 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through Direct.

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