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Higher Apprenticeship - FdSc in Health Studies

  • 5

    Level 5

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Apprenticeship


The Higher Apprenticeship - FdSc in Health Studies at City College Norwich has been developed in collaboration with local NHS Trusts and requires the learners employer to agree to both fund and support the Apprentice throughout the duration of the programme. This programme aims at Providing, supervising and coordinating high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.
This programme has been designed to support the development of health practitioners to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours. This also promotes opportunities for career progression and requires the apprentice to successfully complete an End Point Assessment, to demonstrate that they have met all the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Standards and meet the required standard of competency.
To gain the knowledge and skills required for the Apprenticeship, the programme incorporates a FdSc Health Studies degree, which is validated by UEA.
Course Duration: 24 months

Entry Requirements

NHS Trusts select potential apprentices and candidates are interviewed jointly during the admissions protocol. In order to enrol onto this programme, individuals must have level 2 Mathematics and English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) or demonstrate through BKSB assessment that they are working at that level and will be able to achieve this qualification.

Learning Outcomes

This course is offered as part of a modular, credit-based scheme which is comprised of modules of 20 credits:
Year 1: Level 4 modules comprise:
Higher Learning Skills (20 credits),
Anatomy and Physiology (20 credits),
Health and Nutrition (20 credits),
The Health and Social Care Sector (20 credits),
Law and Ethics (20 credits)
Pharmacology (20 credits).
Year 2: Level 5 modules comprise:-
Science of Disease (20 credits),
Psychosocial Perspectives and Care Practice (20 credits),
Research Skills for the Health Sector (20 credits),
Promoting Health (20 credits),
Person Focused Care (20 credits)
Supervision and Leadership (20 credits).
In addition, to these academic modules, apprentices will undertake preparation for the EPA Gateway.

Career Progression

As a Higher Apprenticeship, the learning outcomes and indicative content have been designed to enable the apprentice to embed academic learning in practice and to complete assignments around workplace scenarios where possible. Transferable employability skills are embedded in the learning outcomes in the modules through the application of analytical thinking, problem solving, communication, and reflective practice. In addition to the generic employability skills threaded throughout, specific modules encourage a particular focus on certain areas. For example, the Research Skills for the Health Sector module enables students to develop a research proposal based on their place of work to help improve service delivery. Successful completion of this apprenticeship programme provides students with the ability to work as an Assistant Practitioner.


Levy Payer - £6,000 per year
Non-Levy Payer £300 per year