Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare

Course overview 

This course is aimed at advanced practitioners in Health and Social Care Adult setting. The qualification provides Learners with the skills and knowledge required to manage practice and lead other member of staff within their setting.

It is a 93 credit RQF course which can be completed within 6 to 12 months.

Learners who complete the course will have the opportunity to demonstrate their experience in management roles such a Home Care Manager, hospitals, GP Surgeries, community based and residential care. Adult Care Manager, Deputy Manager, Scheme Manager, Day Centre Manager etc.

It develops the knowledge and skills required for working in a senior role with adults in health care environments including mental health, occupational therapy, general practice, emergency medicine, stroke rehabilitation, personal, social or rehabilitative care.
Funding available * Plus employer/learner contribution of £600. For more information complete the contact us form below.  Regarding payment instalment plans see the options available below.

Course structure

Entry requirement:
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however Learners must be at least 19 years or over to be registered into the course.


Method of Assessment:

This is a competence-based RQF Level 5 Management qualification learner’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work is mandatory in order to complete the qualification.  

Support facility available:
24/7 online access available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
Tutors are all sector expert with over 23 years experience of working and delivering within the Health and Social Care sector.

Method of Payment
Skills for Care Funding or
Self funding available with the option of installment plan.

Career Progression:
  • Residential Care Manager
  • Domiciliary Care Manager 
  • Regional Care Manager
  • Opportunity to progress into doing the level 7 Strategic Management or Degree management qualification in Health and Social Care.
  • Day Centre / Services Manager
  • Gain voluntary work in local residential care homes or Domiciliary care

Mandatory units

  • Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)
  • Promote professional development
  • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Use and develop systems that promote communication
  • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Manage quality in health and social care or children and young people's setting
  • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
  • Perform and support others to perform physiological measurement
  • Anatomy, physiology, health and well being
  • Healthcare needs during an individual’s lifespan
  • Lead practice for communication and information management in care settings
  • Promote and support others to promote effective nutrition and fluid balance
  • Healthcare philosophy
  • Manage infection prevention and control
  • Lead the assessment of and support others to assess the health and wellbeing of individuals.
  • For 3 or 10 monthly instalment payment plan, complete the contact us form below to make arrangement for instalment.  

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