FDSc Assistant Practitioner (Mental Health) (-)


Buckinghamshire New University

FDSc Assistant Practitioner (Mental Health)

Requirements / Wymagania

Matematyka minimum 50% lub  ... minimum 40%
J. angielski minimum 90% ustny i pisemny lub ... minimum 60%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS  opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5 opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5
Certyfikat językowy TOEFL opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 87(IBT zdawany przy komputerze)  -
Matura międzynarodowa IB min 32 punkty, matura w starym systemie min. 4, matura dwujęzyczna min.60% - -

Is this course for me?

Becoming an Assistant Practitioner means you have skills and experience in a particular area of clinical practice. Although you will not be a registered practitioner, you will have advanced skills and opportunities to continue your training. Students on this course have a varied degree of experience yet share the ambition to provide high quality care.

This course attracts students eager for a career in settings such as:

  • Nursing homes
  • Residential homes
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Day centres
  • Drop-in centres
  • Special schools
  • GP surgeries.

Your skills will help the NHS and independent sector meet demands for high quality care. As an Assistant Practitioner you can choose from a wide range of pathways, relevant to your area of work.

What will this course cover?

This course covers a wide range of areas alongside developing your skills for professional practice, leadership and management.

In year one you will cover: biological basis for health, sociology and psychology in context, and effective practice.

In year two you will study: role development and governance in practice.

Students also choose from the following pathways:

Attendance and Personal Study

You will be expected to attend one day a week at our Uxbridge Campus and allocate 15 hours a week for self-directed study.


Course Details

At Bucks we have a history of excellence in healthcare education. Our wide range of courses gives students the opportunity to specialise in different areas of interest. We also have our own Institute of Research in Nursing that keeps our thinking at the forefront of research.

Learning style

You'll study with peers from a range of professional backgrounds. Sharing your experiences and expertise with your peers will enhance your learning and allow you to see problems from a range of perspectives.

Our NHS partnerships

We have a range of partnerships within the local community, particularly with NHS trusts. This means that you'll have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of institutions and face different challenges.

We have partnerships with:

· Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
· The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
· London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
· Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

We value the relationships between professionals and public health users. By the end of the course, you'll share our vision of improving the access to high quality services within the NHS and local communities.

Flexible learning

You'll benefit from flexible learning at Bucks. This course is part-time allowing you to fit your studies around current employment. You'll be able to apply your knowledge to your work immediately and see how your advanced skills can make a difference to the lives of others.


  • Stepping into Higher Education
  • Biological Basis for Health
  • Introduction to Sociology and Psychology in Context
  • Safe and Effective Practice
  • Skills for Professional Practice 1 (Mental Health)
  • Governance in Practice
  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Role Development
  • Skills for Professional Practice 2 (Mental Health)

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

  • Part Time Home and EU: £5,000 per year

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