Healthcare Assistant Practitioner (9576)

Last Updated: 09 Jul 2018

Product code 9576

Registrations: from August 2018 Booking of EPA: from August 2018 First assessments: from November 2018

The Healthcare Assistant Practitioner at level 5 is one of a number of Healthcare apprenticeship standards for which City & Guilds has been approved to deliver end-point assessment for. These are:
Healthcare Support Worker at level 2
Senior Healthcare Support Worker at level 3.

Assistant Practitioners work as part of the range of healthcare and social care teams and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. The role requires workers to have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health (e.g. anatomy and physiology). The assistant practitioner may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers or activities delegated by registered healthcare practitioners.

Upon successful completion of this standard, individuals will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner.

The Healthcare Assistant Practitioner apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery in England and the duration is typically 18 months.

Our apprenticeship offer provides the materials and solutions you need to sustain flexible delivery models that are cost effective, time efficient and meet the learning styles of your apprentices. It helps motivate them to be successful, productive in their role and fully prepared for end-point assessment.

Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment, can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice.


Use product code 3576-05 to order our On-programme.

The standard requires apprentices to achieve a mandatory qualification. The City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare (3576-05) has been mapped against the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner standard and has been entered onto the list of qualifications which are self–declared as meeting the standard.

The list is on the Skills for Health website.

End-point assessment

Use product code 9576-12 to order our End-point assessment.

The end-point assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. The assessment will be graded pass, merit or distinction.

The end point assessment consists of:

• A multiple choice test (online) consisting of 40 multiple choice questions and 4 short answer questions.
• A reflective journal and an interview
• An observation of practice in the apprentice’s work setting

A sample test paper will be available and the password for this will be found on the Walled Garden.

A support pack will be available to outline requirements of end point assessment and to help centres and employers to prepare their apprentices.

When the apprentice passes their assessment successfully, we’ll apply to the ESFA for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer. We also provide our own City of Guilds-branded statement of achievement.

How to register

Interested in using our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)
2. Get in touch with Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form