Nurse Cadets


Our Nurse Cadets programme is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to progress into an Adult Nursing career. You will study for 2 days each week at Lakes College on the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, which is the equivalent to 3 good A Levels, as well as be taught modules which are specifically related to Nursing.

As part of the course, you will carry out six week placements in both your first and second year of study, in different hospitals or departments across Cumbria. These placements help many of our students choose which area of nursing 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 a wide range of different environments both within hospital and community settings.

A successful Nursing Cadet will, after two years, have all the qualifications, skills and experience needed to progress to a University Adult Nursing 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.

This programme is open to those aged 16 or over (on Sep 1st 2019). Please note that if you are over 18 you will have to pay for the course, however, we may be able to provide financial support for eligible students. Please contact our Student Services department either via email or via phone on 01946 839300 for more details.

Applications for the 2020 programme close on the 08/05/2020.