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Our courses for September 2022 are now full and new applications closed – we’ve had a fantastic number of students joining us for the start of the academic year and we’re excited for their journey here at Lakes College.

We’re now looking forward to the 23/24 academic year and applications will open shortly – keep an eye on our website for updates.

Our next Open Event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Nurse Cadets (T Level Health)

Helping to prepare the healthcare sector workers of the future.


Our Nurse Cadets programme (T Level Health) is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to progress into a Nursing career. You will study for 3 days each week at Lakes College, as well as be taught modules which are specifically related to Nursing and the care sector.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete set placements within a clinical setting in west Cumbria and the local hospital trust. These placements help many of our students choose which area of clinical healthcare they have interests in for further study. Each student is paired up with a healthcare assistant who acts as a buddy to provide support and guidance while on placement. While on placement, students get to experience community clinical settings.

A successful Nurse Cadet will, after two years, have all the qualifications, skills and experience needed to progress to a University degree. Alternatively, they may choose to become a Health Care Assistant, and will be able to progress to an Assistant Practitioner Role within the NHS, with many of our students taking up part-time bank work in the local trust.

This programme is open to those aged 16 or over (on Sep 1st 2021). Please note that those aged 19+ are not eligible for this course.


Learn From The Best

Our T Level Health (Nurse Cadet) course is taught by registered NHS practitioners – rest assured that you will be learning from trained professionals!

Contact Us

Please contact our Student Services department either via email or via phone on 01946 839300 for more details.

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