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Buckinghamshire New University

Assistant Pracitioner (Child Care)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2021

Subject

Healthcare science

Becoming an Assistant Practitioner means you have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although you will not be a registered practitioner, you will have advanced skills and opportunities to continue your training.

Students on this course have a varied degree of experience yet share the ambition to provide high quality care.

This course attracts students eager for a career in settings such as:

- Nursing homes

- Residential homes

- Voluntary organisations

- Day centres

- Drop-in centres

- Special Schools

- GP surgeries

Your skills will help the NHS and independent sector meet demands for high quality care. As an Assistant Practitioner you can choose from a wide range of pathways, relevant to your area of work.

**What will this course cover?**

This course covers a wide range of areas alongside developing your skills for professional practice, leadership and management.

In year one you will cover: biological basis for health, sociology and psychology in context, and effective practice.

In year two you will study: role development and governance in practice.

Students also choose from the following pathways:

- Long Term Care and Caring for the Elderly

- Immediate, Critical and Peri- operative Care

- Mental Health

- Maternity and Newborn

- Child Care

- Acute Rehabilitation

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,000
per year
England
£5,000
per year
EU
£5,000
per year
International
£5,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,000
per year
Scotland
£5,000
per year
Wales
£5,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Uxbridge Campus

Aylesbury Campus

Department:

School of Nursing and Allied Health

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Medical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
4%
Caring personal services
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

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