Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner – Level 5

Important Notice – No longer offering

We regret to inform you that our apprenticeship programme is no longer available. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are looking to continue your apprenticeship journey, we recommend visiting the website to search for a provider that can help you find alternative apprenticeship opportunities.

The apprenticeship programme will provide a tailored learning experience to the setting and provide the setting with staff, who are able to provide high-quality and compassionate decisions when making assessments of individual’s complex health and social care needs that have arisen because of disability, accident or illness, and the planning and commissioning of the services for these individuals.

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Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

The Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner apprenticeship is suitable for those who are interacting with care clients, their families, friends and carers, that have been referred into the continuing healthcare service, and are being assessed or are receiving packages of care. Those working alongside other health and social care colleagues involved in planning, reviewing and delivering services provided to the individual guiding them with expert knowledge of the specialist continuing healthcare regulations.

An Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner will also regularly work with finance and procurement colleagues and the service providers to ensure contracts are being delivered as agreed. They may also have contact with legal and claims companies who are representing individuals who do not agree with the outcome of the assessment process. They will need to have good communication skills to advocate for individuals and guide them through the emotionally stressful assessment process and any dispute process. They will also be required to have a detailed knowledge of the health and social care services available for these individuals who have complex and varying needs.

You may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. You will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Registered managers of a service, unit, deputy or assistant managers.
  • Suitable For
    Level of qualification on completion: Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner level 5
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: Steadfast Vocational Training LTD
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 24 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non levy employer contribution (5%) - £500 & levy paying employer contribution - £10000
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What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will teach you about the responsibilities of managing a caseload of individuals who have been found eligible. It involves planning and reviewing of the complex health and social care packages ensuring they continue to meet your care clients’ needs. It will teach you to work autonomously, to exercise judgement and to work in partnership with other health and social care professionals to undertake non-routine assessments and reviews on individuals in line with the law.

In most instances, the work will be overseen by registered health or social care professionals such as a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist. It will also help you gain a deeper understanding of your line management or supervisory responsibility for junior members of the team, acting as a role model, planning and managing their work.


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“We are extremely grateful to Leicester City Council for their amazing partnership offer which has enabled us to access £60,000 through the apprenticeship levy transfer scheme. This has meant that we have been able to upskill staff across the board from Support Workers to Managers giving them recognition and real opportunities for growth and personal development”

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Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness


All our apprenticeship programmes now include an optional self-development section covering awareness of mental health and the steps you as an apprentice can take to support others where they’re showing signs of an ongoing struggle with their mental well-being.


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Self-study package – 2-3 hours of directed self-study

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