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Nursing Cadetship


Nursing Cadetship at Blackpool Sixth and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The best route to a rewarding career in nursing.

This programme is a brilliant opportunity to start your nursing career, achieve a valuable qualification and gain plenty of practical experience.

  • You will study a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Blackpool Sixth
  • Your placements with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will consist of 2 full days per week (a total of 16 hours) over a range of different care settings. 

This programme will prepare you perfectly for nursing degrees at university.  It will also build your experience in the health care sector, helping you with your future applications.

 The Nursing Cadetship programme is subjected to limited places and involves a selection process run by Blackpool Sixth and the NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information on the Nursing Cadetship please contact Abby Heyes:

What do our students have to say about the Nursing Cadetship?

Misheagan Hollowell – Upper Sixth BTEC Health and Social Care student.

What have you enjoyed the most on Nursing Cadetship?

I have had the opportunity to experience a range of different services that the NHS provide for Blackpool, and through this I have even been able to work within ward D, the maternity ward, and this has definitely opened my eyes to the career path I would love to go down in the future.

How has the Nursing Cadetship benefitted you?

The cadets has benefitted me in many different ways, concerning both my personal and professional development. It has brought out my confidence when speaking to the service users and has also taught me the different roles within each setting I have experienced.

What skills have you learnt on the Nursing Cadetship?

I would say that I have learnt a variety of skills whilst on the cadetship with the NHS, but the one that I think has been improved on the most is definitely my communication skills as I have had the opportunity to speak to a diverse range of people.

Any other positive comments on the Nursing Cadetship?

The cadetship has definitely enhanced the way I feel about going into the midwifery profession, and this is due to me being able to experience different settings and roles that the professionals do.