NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare


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Course Title and Description

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare

Ref: 603/3810/6
Sector: Health, Public Services and Care, Health

Level: Level 5
Minimum Entry Age: 19
GLH: 900
TQT: 1200
Credit Value: 120

Awarding body: NCFE
Course Price:

Unit Overview:

What does this qualification cover?

The Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an Assistant Practitioner. The qualification also maps to the Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeship Standard where the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare is a mandated qualification.

The qualification covers a wide range of units which have been categorised around the following six themes:

Theme 1: Principles and philosophy of healthcare
Theme 2: Working with others
Theme 3: Person-centred practice for positive outcomes
Theme 4: Safe ways of working
Theme 5: Clinical activities and interventions
Theme 6: Professional development.

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification is suitable for those currently working in an assistant/practitioner role in an appropriate setting.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners will need to be at least 19 years of age. It is also recommended that they hold a Level 3 or above qualification in a related area. We do not set any other entry requirements, but Centres may have their own guidelines.

For Apprenticeships, the latest standards document should be consulted to ensure that all Apprenticeship conditions are achieved and evidenced.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

The qualification can usually be completed within 18–24 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

To be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills, learners will need to be working in an assistant/practitioner role in an appropriate setting to be able to study for the qualification.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the qualification, learners may work as an Assistant Practitioner in a range of areas. These include:

• Cancer Services
• Mental Health
• Social Care
• Learning Disabilities
• Hospice Care
• Physiotherapy
• Genito-Urinary Medicine
• Orthopaedics
• Occupational Therapy.

The qualification could also provide evidence for a personal statement to enable learners to enter Higher Education in a related area.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

Upon completion, learners will have acquired the knowledge and skills and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner in healthcare settings.

Distance or online training is available.

Ask about payment plan or student loan.

For more information visit our website
or speak to an advisor on: 020 3475 9775.

This course can be done remotely online with an assigned tutor and assessor.
A work placement will be required but can be arranged.

East London branch: 3 Oakfield House, Ilford, Essex IG11EF

About The Course

Deadline 30 December 2023
Offer Type Online and Distance Learning
Category S-Healthcare
Sector Healthcare
Qualification Level Level 4-7
Total Units
Awarding Body NCFE
Duration At your own pace
Delivery Route Online Course Only
Career Level Student
Available to Start Immediately

Funding and Eligibility

Price for students not eligible for funding (if applicable)
Deposit Required Can be negotiated based on your current circumstances
Experience Required None
Previous Qualification Required None Required
Course Pathway Courses for both Work & University Progression
Course Funding Options Self-funded - Payment Plan Available
Payment Plan Yes
DBS Required Yes
Allowance Available Other - Can be Discussed
Social Services - Service Users Not Applicable
Suitable for Those on Benefits Yes - Universal Credit

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