Nursing Cadetship

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS NURSING CADETSHIP?
This programme is a brilliant opportunity to start your nursing career, achieve a valuable qualification and gain plenty of practical experience.

You will study a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to three A-levels).

Your placements within St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust consist of two full days per week in different care settings.

WHY STUDY NURSING CADETSHIP?
The course includes:
First Aid
Work experience within the NHS
Uniform
DBS check

This course provides a valuable experience in a variety of different health care settings, primarily in the NHS and local care provider environments.

This course is ideal for those looking for a career as nurse, paramedic, radiographer or physiotherapist.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

Ideally students will have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or Mathematics. However, caring skills come from students with a variety of different skills and qualifications. We will consider all applications on merit.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
There is a combination of coursework and external examinations.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
Students could progress to further study at university on courses such as: Nursing degree (adult or mental health branches), Occupational Therapy, Social Work or other Social Work related courses.