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Clinical skills programme

The Clinical Skills programme is aimed at those students who aspire to study Nursing, Midwifery or possible Paramedic Practice at degree level with the keen view to enter these professional occupations in the future. Nursing and Midwifery courses are becoming more competitive for places at University and so it is important to develop relevant skills to enhance your application.

Who should follow the Clinical Skills programme?

The Clinical Skills programme is suitable for Health & Social Care, Medical Science, Social Science/Science students who have a career goal in Nursing or Midwifery. You should be expecting to achieve D*D*/D*D*D* BTEC grades or A/B A Level grades in your current subjects.

You will develop the following employability skills:

  • A- Team work
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Independent working
  • Communication
  • Practical skills relevant to a career in Healthcare

Where will Clinical Skills lead you in the future?

All of the knowledge and skills gained from the Clinical Skills programme will support students application to study either Nursing, Midwifery or even Paramedic Practice at degree level, or to apply for HE apprenticeships in these areas of study. This programme is designed to strengthen students applications to competitive courses by providing them with relevant skills and knowledge to prepare them for their next steps towards a career in Nursing or Midwifery.

What activities can I expect to experience?

Over the course of the Clinical Skills programme, you will have opportunities in:

  • Work experience at Blackpool Victoria Hospital
  • Understanding and measuring vital signs
  • Measuring and monitoring patients
  • Understand and demonstrate processes
  • Gain qualifications
  • Participate in discussions