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Lytham Sixth Form College now offers two employer-linked cadetships, through which students can access a unique work placement opportunity and highly-developed practical skills for entry to university and/or employment.

NHS Cadetship

Our NHS Cadetship combines study on our Level 3 Triple Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 3 A-levels) with 400 hours’ practical work experience alongside NHS and Social Services staff, in hospital and community settings.

Successful cadets can then progress to one of several degree programmes, including nursing and a variety of health and social care disciplines. For those who want to start their career straight away, excellent opportunities exist locally as care support workers (residential or community-based) and as healthcare assistants.

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Cadetship Scheme

Our NWAS Cadetship Scheme supports career progression into paramedic practice.

You will study a two-year Level 3 Triple Diploma in either Health and Social Care or Uniformed Public Services, equivalent to studying 3 A-levels. During your second year you will spend two days a week on work placement within the NWAS, taking part in real emergency-based situations.

The Cadetship provides the UCAS points needed to progress to university-level courses in paramedic science and/or related disciplines. Alternatively, you could apply to enter paramedic practice straight away.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English Language and/or Maths. A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is needed for both Cadetships and you will also need to attend an interview and training session.

Contact us

If you are interested in either of these cadetships please contact Lytham Sixth Form College on:

T 01253 504670

How to Apply

Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?

Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.

The easiest way to apply for your place is to apply online or print a downloadable version. Alternatively you can get hold of a form by:

  • Telephoning the Course Enquiries Team on 01253 504343
  • Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to
  • Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)

Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:

Lytham Sixth Form College
Church Road
Lytham St. Annes

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