Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Training (Care Home, Home Care and Complex Care)

Course Description

The role of Healthcare Assistant Practitioner has been developed in order to help free up registered practitioners, in today’s busy healthcare teams. With added strain on practitioners, assistant practitioners are able to help alleviate some of the pressure by carrying out delegated duties, ensuring that patients still receive the best care possible. 

Healthcare assistant practitioners are required in a range of settings from care homes, home care and in hospitals. The tasks that an assistant practitioner will be required to carry out will vary from patient to patient, and organisation to organisation. Duties will be delegated by the registered practitioner depending on the needs of patients and service users. As an assistant practitioner, you may be asked to carry out anything from medication administration to venepuncture.

Our Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course has been designed to help care providers in training assistant practitioners to ease the workload of registered practitioners and provide patients and service users with exceptional care. 

We offer 3 main variations of the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner training programme: Care Home (CHAPs), Home Care and Complex Care. All of our training programmes are completely bespoke and programmes will be adapted as such to suit your organisational needs.

Please note, this course is not available to individual participants as the programme will be designed and delivered in conjunction with the care provider and their needs. The information below details an example programme.


12 weeks

Our Healthcare Assistant Practitioner programme will last approximately 12 weeks, typically 12 virtual sessions and 2 face to face sessions over the 12 week period, depending on the needs and requirements of your organisation.

Programme and Assessment

Our programme takes employees all the way through their journey to becoming a healthcare assistant practitioner. The programme is set out as followed:


  • Interviewed for the role by Care Provider
  • Assigned a local mentor (NMC Registered Nurse)
  • Assigned an academic tutor (Guardian Angels Training)
  • Attend all virtual learning sessions
  • Attend all practical face-to-face OSCE sessions
  • Reflective practice with nurse supervisor and academic tutor

On completion of the programme, including all virtual and face to face OSCE sessions, individuals will then be assessed to ensure that they are able to fulfil the duties of their new role competently and safely.


  • Complete all virtual learning assessments
  • Complete all workplace supervision and competencies
  • Complete CHAPS Portfolio of Evidence
  • Reflective accounts
  • Service user feedback


Virtual Learning Sessions: 

Session 1 

  • Introduction to CHAPS
  • Reflective learning and professional development
  • Policies, procedures, responsibility and accountability
  • Working within your own professional competency
  • Safe systems of work
  • Record Keeping & Communication

Session 2 

  • Holistic Health and wellbeing
  • The aging process and associated medical conditions

Session 3 

  • ABCDE, Clinical Observations and National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
  • Sepsis screening

Session 4 

  • Medication Administration & Management Part 1

Session 5 

  • Medication Administration & Management Part 2

Session 6 

  • Tissue Viability: Wound Care, Dressings, & Pressure Relief

Session 7 

  • Dysphagia and IDDSI
  • Stoma Care

Session 8 

  • Catheterisation and catheter care

Session 9 

  • Blood Sugar Monitoring and Insulin Administration

Session 10 

  • Venepuncture

Session 11 

Session 12 

  • Final Exam

Practical face-to-face (OSCE) Sessions: 

Session 1 

  • Infection prevention and control
  • Clinical Observations
  • Catheterisation
  • Medicine Management including medication administered into the eye, ear, nose, or inhaled into the lungs

Session 2 

  • Injection technique
  • Stoma Care
  • Venepuncture
  • Enteral Tube Care and Feeding 

Bespoke Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Training

All of our courses are fully bespoke. We will discuss the needs of your organisation, including patients and service users, to design an assistant practitioner programme unique to you. This allows you to be confident in the skills of your staff and the care they are providing. We will also provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training courses. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

For more information on our Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course, speak to a member of our expert team. If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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