Medical Professions NHS Cadetship - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: SE1FE377
Prepare for degree-level study and/or a career in the allied health professions with our exciting 2-year NHS cadetship. This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working in a health setting, with class-based study supported by 175 hours’ work experience in the NHS. At College, our industry specialist tutors will deepen your understanding of key health and social care topics and help you to develop your academic skills. The programme allows you to gain the maximum 168 UCAS points needed for degree-level study and careers in health and social care, nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, operating department practice and social work.
To do this course you will need GCSEs, including good grades for English and Maths. A level 2 health and social care qualification is beneficial but not essential.
You will need to attend a week-long work experience programme at Blackpool Teaching Hospital in June/July (providing you are 16 or over) and have an interview with one of our industry specialist tutors and the NHS Cadet Co-ordinator. If you are successful, we will offer you a conditional place (subject to you gaining the minimum GCSE entry requirements and occupational health clearance).
You will also need to have a clear DBS (criminal records check) as this is a requirement for your work placement.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This is a full-time course, when you will spend 3 days a week in class at College and 2 days a week on work placement in an NHS health or social care setting. The timetabled sessions include group activities and discussions as well as one-to-one support as needed.
Also included in your timetable will be a session where our teaching staff will support you to complete any written assessments. We will also assign you a progress tutor, who will support you throughout your course. They will help you to develop academic and personal targets, career plans and employability skills as well as monitor your progress to ensure you realise your full potential.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.