For Advanced Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprentices
Advance your career as an Advanced Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
This programme aims to produce compassionate, competent, and confident advanced healthcare assistant practitioners (AHAPs) who are qualified to deliver a wide range of clinical and care skills, can work autonomously within the context of their role, and who demonstrate the requisite interpersonal skills.
Representatives from across the private healthcare sector developed this programme, so it is designed to meet the needs of care providers both large and small.
"Healthcare Assistants are integral to the provision of high-quality health and social care provided by nursing homes within communities across Ireland. The role they fulfil is intrinsic to supporting the day-to-day living needs of people requiring the high-dependency, person-centred care that is specialised within these dedicated healthcare settings.
It is vital healthcare assistants are supported in their professional development and this programme is an important development to progress their career and increase their professional status. It will help them further enhance the quality of care they provide by providing them with deeper knowledge and a broader range of skills to achieve excellence in person-centred care. Nursing Homes Ireland supports this programme because we believe in the value of well trained, competent and motivated healthcare assistants. They are the heart of nursing home care and our wider health services."
- Tadhg Daly, CEO Nursing Homes Ireland.
The programme is a 2-year apprenticeship programme with one day a week in the classroom for 30 weeks per annum.
This apprenticeship leads to an NFQ Level 6 - Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support Practice
Registration of employers and apprentices will commence in May for a June intake and a late autumn intake.
To find out more about apprenticeships in Ireland, visit Generation Apprenticeship.