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Programme overview

Human health and social work activities is the second biggest industry in Lancashire, with the average health professional earning just over £30,000.* This industry-focused programme covers topics such as Anatomy and Physiology, Physiology of Fluid Balance, Communication, Counselling, and Equality and Diversity, to provide the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a nursing career. A 1-2 day weekly industry placement will support your professional development.

*Association of Colleges RCU data (based on employees educated to at least level 4)

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

A broad range of topics include mental health, anatomy and physiology, infection, prevention and control and caring for people with additional needs. The two-year programme features a 100- hour work placement within your chosen area of either health studies or social care. As part of this programme, you may also choose to take part in the NHS Cadetship or North West Ambulance Service Cadetship Scheme.


Assessment is by a combination of written assignments and controlled assessments. You will also need to complete an independent research project as well as three written exams.


Our students have attended Edge Hill’s Clinical Skills event, which provided a fascinating practical insight into their studies along with an opportunity to discuss next steps with the head of midwifery.

Next Steps

New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.

Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.

Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.

Visit the B&FC website to view our range of courses and look out for our College and School Liaison advisers who will talk you through the different options.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
T: 01253 504 343

*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)

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