Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date /

Whilst you may start an apprenticeship at any time, the course will start in September 2019. The Apprenticeship will take two years to complete.

Entry requirements

Are you employed in a healthcare setting for at least 30 hours per week?

Also, are you aware that your employer must cover the cost of this course – have you had this approved or are they aware of this?

If you don’t meet these requirements you can apply to this course on a full time basis which is 2 days per week plus 200 placement hours of the year and allocated study time outside of the classroom setting. For further information on the full time course and details on how to apply for the apprenticeship go to

You will achieve

Last updated: 22nd May 2019

Course overview

Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. The course is designed to attract and develop band 1 and 2 workers into band 3 and 4 roles. It develops the skills and learning required by a wide range of assistant practitioners to provide patient care across primary and secondary care settings in nursing and allied health professions.

Click here for further information regarding the Standard Apprenticeship.

Please refer to Barnsley College – Higher Education website page for further information



What equipment will I need?

You will need writing materials, paper, pens and folders.



Where will I study?

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email:



Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship