The Care Academy at the Life Sciences UTC will allow students the opportunity to develop their health and social care skills within the NHS and the wider healthcare sector. Students will build their academic and theoretical knowledge at the Care Academy with our specialist health and social care team. Students will build the essential soft skills, such as compassion, dignity and empathy through real work experience based within local NHS trusts and independent healthcare providers. Students will also have the opportunity to learn practical techniques, such as venepuncture and catheterisation with our specialist clinical educators. Students will work towards completing professional accreditations to support their future progression into the sector.
The Care Academy programme will provide students with a range of opportunities and options at the end of their programme including further study at degree level or employment within the health and social care sector. This is the ideal foundation if you are looking to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery or any of the other NHS healthcare or Social Care related careers.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
A Level Biology
A Level Physics
A Level Sociology
A Level Psychology
A Level English Language
NHS Core Skills
Snap Clinical Maths
During the Care Academy programme, students will have a variety of placements across local NHS centres as well as opportunities within our social care partners. This gives students the opportunity to gain ‘first hand’ experience in a real work environment.
3 GCSEs between A* and C
If you do not have GCSE English Language and/ or GCSE Maths at Grade C or above, you will need to resit them with us.
Satisfactory references including one from your last educational institution
Satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check
On successful completion of your time at the Care Academy, you may progress on to further study at university level on courses such as: nursing degree, occupational therapy, social work or other social work related courses. You may also progress into employment in roles within the health and social care sector. Our Professional Guidance team will support you with this.
You will be continuously assessed throughout the course. Each module is assessed through Academy-based assignments that are externally moderated. Your progress will be closely monitored, by setting clear objectives, supervision and assessment. All placements will be assessed.
The UTC are offering a small cohort the opportunity for a late October start in 2016. If you would like to be considered, please contact email@example.com
The UTC are able to offer 80 places for commencement September 2017.