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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Foundation Degree in Healthcare for Assistant Practitioners (Apprenticeship Route)

Programme code:FD-HAPUCAS code:
Duration:2 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mandy Driffield Contact address:a.j.driffield@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 240

Entry requirements:

GCSE English grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent
GCSE Maths grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent


AND Level 3 health/social care qualification (or equivalent) or successful completion of the Alternative Entry Scheme
Entry requirements relate to the profile of the workforce cohort that Trusts are seeking to develop and to the capability of the LLC in successful delivery of high quality programmes for adult learners with professional experience but limited formal education.

To study at the University of Leeds students are required to have an English language qualification. In the case of a candidate whose first language is not English the preferred qualification for this programme is IELTS with an overall score of at least 7.0

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Nursing exam board, Lifelong Learning Centre

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

An Assistant Practitioner (AP) is typically a clinical support worker who competently delivers health and social care to and for people. They have a required level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional healthcare assistant or support worker.
The Foundation Degree (FD) is a full time programme that extends over two years with students graduating in July. The student may exit after one year with a CertHE.
Three core strands run through both years of the Foundation Degree:
-professional working - development of your understanding of the context and nature of work as an assistant practitioner and of your professional skills in this role;
-clinical practice - development of clinical skills and competencies in a range of relevant settings for your role;
-clinical knowledge - understanding of core concepts in human biology that underpin healthcare practice with opportunity for additional specialism in mental health issues.

There is a strong emphasis on students development of their clinical practice coupled with the acquisition of skills for successful study at university. 50% of each year of the programme is clinically based and teaching across modules is designed to help and support you in your learning as reflective practitioners.

The fees for this programme are covered by the employer through the apprenticeship levy.

This course is delivered under the apprenticeship model. The Foundation Degree is awarded by the University of Leeds, after which an end point assessment will be required by your employer to achieve the apprenticeship.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC1400Biological Knowledge for Assistant Practitioners 130 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan, 1 Oct to 30 Sep
LLLC1410Healthcare Practice for Assistant Practitioners 160 credits1 Feb to 31 Jan, 1 Oct to 30 Sep
LLLC1420Clinical and Reflective Practice for Assistant Practitioners 130 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep, 1 Feb to 31 Jan


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC2269Academic and Professional Development for Assistant Practitioners 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC2270Biological Knowledge for Assistant Practitioners 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC2271Healthcare Practice for Assistant Practitioners 260 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC2272Mental Healthcare and Assistant Practitioners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:

Last updated: 24/05/2018

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