School of Health and Social Care


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Creating tomorrow's healthcare professionals

Whether you are an employer looking to develop your employees, or someone looking to kick start your career in healthcare, we may be able to help you.

Higher Apprenticeships in Health Science

We offer a Higher Apprenticeship in Health Science which allows you to become an Assistant Practitioner.  This is a great work-based qualification which can be used as a stepping stone to further training in different aspects of healthcare. There is the opportunity on successful completion to top-up to our BSc Health Care Practice or BSc Nursing courses.

Our course is delivered over 24 months with apprentices attending university one day per week.  You will need to work a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant role (to include all time spent in your role and at university).

The course is designed to stretch and challenge your academic and clinical skills.  From day one, you will be treated as a professional and your development will be managed on an individual basis.

See more information about our entry requirements, how you'll learn and how to apply.

Information for employers

Download our Higher Apprenticeships in Health Science information pack for employers here.