New apprenticeships Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
We offer a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the new apprenticeships standards.
Our End-point Assessment service
You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.
As an SFA-approved Assessment Organisation we provide a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the new apprenticeships standards.
There are three components that make up end-point assessment for the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner apprenticeship. Assessment will consist of:
- A multiple choice and short answer questions test
- An observation
- Reflective Journal and an interview
Each component of end-point assessment is graded. Apprentices will also receive a grade for the overall end-point assessment. This will be Pass/Merit/Distinction
Multiple Choice Test
The multiple choice and short answer test will be designed to cover all the knowledge requirements within the standard. Apprentices will have 90 minutes to answer 40 1 mark questions and 4 short answer questions worth 5 marks each. The questions will cover the following areas:
- Principles and philosophy of health and social care
- Physiology, organisation and function of the human body
- Lifespan developments and healthcare needs from prenatal to end of life/bereavement
- Research and development in the health and social care sector to inform and improve quality of care
- Provision and promotion of holistic person centred care and support, duty of care and safeguarding of individuals
- Importance of the strategic environment in health and social care and the implications for the individuals
- Importance of current evidence based practice within scope of the role
The test will be graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction based on the number of marks achieved.
The Independent Assessor will spend a minimum of 90 minutes observing the apprentice during their normal course of work in their normal workplace. The Independent Assessor will be observing the apprentice:
- Communicating complex sensitive information through a variety of methods
- Managing information, keeping accurate records and ensuring confidentiality
- Using and promoting a range of techniques to prevent the spread of infection including hand hygiene, the use of Personal Protective
- Equipment (PPE) and waste management
- Promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
- Identifying and managing risks
- Demonstrating and promoting what it means in practice to provide person centred care and support
- Treating people with dignity, respecting individual's diversity, beliefs, culture, values, needs, privacy and preferences
- Showing respect and empathy for those they work with; having the courage to challenge areas of concern and working to best practice; being adaptable, reliable and consistent
- Showing discretion and self awareness
- Promoting effective inter-professional and multidisciplinary team working with peers, colleagues and staff from other agencies
- Providing appropriate leadership within the scope of the role
- Undertaking defined clinical or therapeutic interventions appropriately delegated by a Registered Practitioner
The observation can take place in one session or in a number of bitesize observations. It is anticipated, that where possible, the observation will be completed on the same day.
The observation is ungraded above a pass.
Review of portfolio of evidence and interview
The interview will be between the Independent Assessor and the apprentice and will last for a minimum of 30 minutes. The purpose of the interview is to enable the apprentice to further showcase their knowledge, skills and behaviours from across the Standard. The Independent Assessor checks and clarifies any matters arising from the multiple choice/short answer test results, the reflective journal and from the observation of practice.
This element will be graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction.