Associate continuing healthcare practitioner apprenticeship

Provide packages of ongoing care that are arranged and funded solely by the NHS

Associate continuing healthcare practitioners provide care for more than 60,000 people over the age of 18 every year across England. In this role, you’ll work as part of a continuing healthcare team that provides packages of ongoing care that are arranged and funded solely by the NHS. You’ll play a key role in the assessment of an individual’s complex health and social care needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness, and the planning and commissioning of the services for these individuals. During the associate continuing healthcare practitioner apprenticeship you’ll also act as the first point of contact for individuals and their carers, offering support, care and advice about the service, and for young adults and their families who are transitioning from children’s continuing care into this adult continuing healthcare service.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the associate continuing healthcare practitioner apprenticeship: Two years’ experience in a carer capacity for a health or social care provider organisation, or have worked within a Continuing Healthcare team

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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