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Higher Apprenticeship in Therapy Assistant Practitioners (Level 4)

At a glance

  Full Time

  20 Months

  University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Carmarthen

This is a work based learning programme that is appropriate for individuals working at Band 4 (or equivalent level) within health and social care in Wales within any of the therapies disciplines:

  • Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry

This qualification is delivered in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David UWTSD.

The Agored Level 4 in Therapy Assistant Practitioners is a professional qualification. It sets the benchmark for the people profession and provides a strong foundation to give professionals the confidence and capabilities to guide their decision-making, actions and behaviours.

This level 4 qualification is perfect for professionals working in the health care profession and will provide you with:

  • A solid grounding in both study skills and workbased skills.
  • The knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver tasks that have been delegated to yourself.
  • The ability to move on to further study if desired.
Programme Features

To be awarded the Agored level 4 diploma for Therapy Assistant practitioners a total of 120 credits must be achieved. This includes 40 credits from Mandatory units. 50 Credits from the mandatory group with optional units and a maximum of 30 credits from additional optional units. A minimum of 90 credits (75%) must be achieved from level 4 units.

Example Units

  • Role of the Therapy Assistant Practitioner
  • Therapy Assistant Practitioner: Demonstrating practice
  • Clinical Decision making for Therapy Assistant Practitioners
  • Research and Evaluation Skills for Health Care practice
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Progression and Employment

Successful achievement of the Agored Level 4 Diploma for Therapy Assistant practitioners will allow learners the ability to progress into Higher Education undertaking a range of related degrees leading to professional registration. Subject to meeting any entry requirements.

Programme Content

Main Qualifications

Agored Cymru Level 4 Diploma for Therapy Assistant Practitioners.

Essential Skills Wales: Digital Literacy, Numeracy* and Communication*

*Apprentices with GCSE grade A*- C, or equivalent, are exempt from taking these Essential Skills.

Method of assessment

Assessment focus

Assessment for the Agored Level 4 diploma for Assistant therapy practitioners is comprised of both academic writing and practical assessment in the workplace. All assessment dates are outlined at the start of a module to ease with planning and preparation.

Assessment grading

  • This qualification is not graded. Learners will receive either a Pass or Fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to achieve a Pass.

Qualification achievement

All assessments for this qualification are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for each unit. If the complete qualification is not achieved, credit can be issued in the form of a statement of standalone unit credit. Statements of standalone unit credit will be subject to the currency of the existing qualification and Agored quality assurance checks. The Agored’s decision will be final.

Additional Costs

Apprenticeships in Wales are fully funded, if eligible.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are usually 18 or over and living in Wales.

Demonstrate previous learning in a related discipline or equivalent experience

Have achieved a minimum of a level 3 qualification in a relevant related discipline.

*Candidates must be employed and have approval from their line manager to access this course*.

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