Assistant Practitioner in Healthcare Apprenticeship Level 5

Training benefits

On completion of this 18 month standard, an apprentice will be able to demonstrate a range of excellent skills such as high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards and always acting within the limits of their competence. The apprenticeship standards “knowledge, skills and behaviours” are developed over the course of the programme via scheduled learning interventions with employer mentors and Lifetime Regional Trainers. Learning activities and coaching sessions are aligned to support the learner to learn, practice and prepare for End Point Assessment.

What’s covered?

  • Responsibilities and duty of the role - for example, undertake clinical or therapeutic interventions such as catheterisation.
  • Case Management - for example, manage own work and delegate tasks appropriately to other healthcare workers.
  • Supervision and Teaching - for example, support the development of other healthcare workers through mentoring or assessment of skills.
  • Personal Development - for example, further develop own skills and knowledge, through recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
  • Team Working - for example, work effectively as part of the inter-professional and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assessment - for example, conduct and complete holistic assessments of individuals to ensure individualised plans of care are produced and modified as required.
  • Communication - for example, communicate with a variety of people through a range of methods.
  • Communicating complex and sensitive information in an appropriate manner, along with keeping accurate and confidential records.
  • Person-centred care and wellbeing - for example, promote effective health promotion such a healthy lifestyles and nutrition.
  • Physiological Measurements - for example, undertake physiological measurements as part of an assessment of an individual’s healthcare status, reporting any changes to the Registered Practitioner.
  • Risk Management, Infection Prevention and Control, Health and safety - for example, use and promote the correct use of PPE, ensure safe working environments and identify and manage risks with tasks such as moving and handling.
  • Equality and Diversity - for example, promote and advocate the choices and wishes of individuals to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Quality - for example, identify and make recommendations to improve the quality of service.

Apprentices will also complete the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare

Assessment

Regular evaluation sessions with managers and trainers will allow apprentices to practice end assessment activities such as practical observations, Q&A sessions, assignments and a series of professional discussions. To prepare for a final end point assessment apprentices will be asked to complete a number of activities in-between visits to build confidence and competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours areas.

End Point Assessment:

Apprentices access End Point Assessment following a gateway discussion with their employer and Regional Trainer where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level. The Assistant Practitioner in Healthcare Level 5 End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:

  • Multiple choice and short answer test - for example, undertake clinical or therapeutic interventions such as catheterisation.
  • Observation of practice - for example, manage own work and delegate tasks appropriately to other healthcare workers.
  • Reflective journal & interview - for example, support the development of other healthcare workers such at mentoring or assessment of skills.

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