Three core strands run throughout 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 your development of clinical practice coupled with acquiring skills for successful study at university. Half of each year of the course is clinically based, and teaching across modules is designed to help and support you in your learning as reflective practitioners. 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.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Biological Knowledge for Assistant Practitioners 1 30 credits
- Healthcare Practice for Assistant Practitioners 1 60 credits
- Clinical and Reflective Practice for Assistant Practitioners 1 30 credits
- Academic and Professional Development for Assistant Practitioners 2 20 credits
- Healthcare Practice for Assistant Practitioners 2 60 credits
- Biological Knowledge for Assistant Practitioners 2 20 credits
- Mental Healthcare and Assistant Practitioners 20 credits
For more information on typical modules, read Healthcare for Assistant Practitioners FD in the course catalogue
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that you are intellectually stretched and helped to become an independent inquirer. Group sizes are small enough for you to engage actively and be well supported.
Assessments are varied and include essays, projects, case studies, group presentations and examinations. This wide range gives you the opportunity to work to your strengths and to gain skills in different forms of expression.