HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (NURSING)
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 course 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 work placement will support your professional development.
*Association of Colleges RCU data (based on employees educated to at least level 4)
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.
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 course features a 100- hour work placement within your chosen area of either health studies or social care. As part of this course, 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.
Successful students either continue their studies at university or take up employment within the sector. Degrees in nursing, midwifery, counselling, working with young people, and psychology are natural progression routes from this course. Many students go on to start exciting careers in nutrition, paramedic practice and social work.
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.
- Telephoning the Course Enquiries Team on 01253 504343
- Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Lytham St. Annes