The Care Academy is an exciting and new opportunity for BTEC Science and Health and Social Care students who are thinking of nursing or caring as a career. This opportunity is unique and will help you understand the role of a carer and a nurse. Nursing is an extremely competitive course at university and the Care Academy is designed to prepare you well.
Who should apply?
Anyone who is considering a career in nursing or caring and is studying BTEC Extended Diploma in Level 3 Applied Science or Extended Diploma Level 3 Health and Social Care.
Must have GCSE English and Maths (grade C/4 or above)
A person who is enthusiastic, passionate and excited to help improve health care in the NHS.
What does it involve?
- 2 sessions a week
- Placement in a care setting
- Clinical skills
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Infection and hygiene control
- End of life care
- University preparation
- Chance to meet professionals
1 year course
Developed in partnership with:
The Patients Association
NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Waltham Forest
‘Once I started I met a lot of great people with interesting stories to tell, both the nurses and patients. I believe that the project helped me in both choosing a career and also getting me at the stage where I was accepted for a nursing course at City University.’
Aman Ali – Former student involved in the pilot