Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare

This diploma is aimed at all those interested in holding an Assistant Practitioner qualification. It focuses on consolidation of learning and on embedding consistently good practice in core areas, as well as the development of additional knowledge and skills.


The Assistant Practitioner programme is ideally suited to those individuals that work in a senior position in such areas as Nursing Homes, Hospices, Acute Trusts and Community Interest Companies (formally Primary Care Trusts/PCTs).  Varsity Training is one of the few private sector providers of this qualification and already deliver the course in a range of statutory, private and voluntary settings.

Having completed this diploma, workers may then progress into undergraduate healthcare professional programmes such as Nurse training.

This is aimed at all Assistant Practitioners or those individuals that wish to become Assistant Practitioners. It is only available to those aged 18 and over.


Key FactsSubject AreasWhat could this qualification lead to?
  • Taught sessions
  • Strong tutorial support
  • Practice assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence produced
  • Wide range of assessment methods
  • Apprenticeship Framework Available
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Person Centred Practice
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Quality Health Care
  • Health & Safety
  • Body Structures & Systems
  • Assessment of Health & Well-being
  • Physiological Measurements

This Level 5 qualification could lead to a range of roles within Health Care.

Assistant Practitioners hold a wide range of level 4 posts within the NHS throughout a wide range of acute settings.

Assistant Practitioners hold posts in Nursing Homes, Hospices, Day Centres and Health Centres.

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