Advanced Clinical Practitioner

transforming and leading healthcare

Advanced Clinical Practitioners are experienced clinicians who demonstrate expertise within a scope of practice, combining expert clinical skills with research, education and clinical leadership. Advanced Clinical Practitioners work innovatively as part of a wider health and social care team and across traditional professional boundaries in health and social care.

On successful completion of their apprenticeship, an Advanced Clinical Practitioner will be able to manage defined episodes of clinical care independently, from beginning to end, providing care and treatment from the time an individual first presents through to the end of the episode, which may include admission, referral or discharge, or care at home.

The End Point Assessment (EPA) forms the final part of the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Level 7.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

The EPA will provide independent synoptic assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

The assessment methods for the EPA are outlined below:

Method Coverage Assessed by Grading Grade Weighting
Open Book Exam Advanced Clinical Practice End Point Assessment Organisation
Independent Assessor
Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction 50%
Presentation Advanced Clinical Practice
Clinical Leadership
End Point Assessment Organisation
Independent Assessor
Independent University Representative
Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction 50%

The EPA will be completed in a maximum three-month period.

End Point Assessment Gateway

The apprentice’s employer, in conjunction with the University will confirm that the apprentice is eligible to progress to the EPA. Eligibility is confirmed once the apprentice has met the criteria for progression to EPA:

  • Registered with a statutory health and/or social care regulator with proof of current registration.
  • Achievement of English and mathematics qualification at a minimum of level 2 as per general apprenticeship requirements.
  • 160 credits of an integrated Master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from the on-programme apprenticeship formally confirmed prior to the gateway progression.
  • Confirmation from the employer that the requirements of the apprentice agreement and knowledge, skills and behaviours from the standard has been met within the apprentice’s workplace.
  • Confirmation by the employer of the apprentice’s readiness to progress to the EPA.

Although the apprentice should only be recommended for End Point Assessment when they are ready, employers should have a remediation process in place to support any apprentice who does not meet the conditions of the End Point Assessment.

Sample Assessment Materials

A range of Sample Assessment Materials are available for current apprentices on the EPA Moodle page.

The Apprenticeship Standard

The Apprenticeship Standard (ST0564) can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.