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Lytham Sixth Form College now offers two extended placement programmes, through which students can access a unique industry placement opportunity and highly-developed practical skills for entry to university and/or employment.

Work experience is firmly embedded within our Level 3 Triple Diplomas as well but on an extended placement programme this is more extensive. These programmes are ideally suited to students who have a specific career route in mind or are keen to start their career journey sooner.

NHS Cadetship

Our NHS Cadetship combines study on our Level 3 Triple Diploma in Health and Social Care (Nursing or Social Work) - equivalent to 3 A-levels - with 400 hours’ practical work experience alongside NHS and Social Services staff, in hospital and community settings.

Successful cadets can then progress to one of several degree programmes, including nursing and a variety of health and social care disciplines. At Blackpool and The Fylde College you will automatically gain a place on a Lancaster University degree programme.* For those who want to start their career straight away, excellent opportunities exist locally as care support workers (residential or community-based) and as healthcare assistants.

*Terms and conditions apply - for details go to the B&FC website:

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Placement Programme

Our NWAS programme supports career progression into paramedic practice.

You will study a two-year Level 3 Triple Diploma in either Health and Social Care (Nursing or Social Work) or Uniformed Public Services, equivalent to studying 3 A-levels. During your second year you will spend two days a week on industry placement within the NWAS, taking part in real emergency-based situations.

The programme provides the UCAS points needed to progress to university-level programmes in paramedic science and/or related disciplines. Alternatively, you could apply to enter paramedic practice straight away.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including English Language and/or Maths. A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is needed and you will also need to attend an interview and training session.

If you achieve a grade 3 or below in your English and/or Maths GCSEs you may still gain a place but you will need to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your study programme.

Contact us

If you are interested in either of these extended placement programmes please contact Lytham Sixth Form College on:

T 01253 504670

How to Apply

Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?

Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.

The easiest way to apply for your place is to apply online or print a downloadable version. Alternatively you can get hold of a form by:

  • Telephoning the Course Enquiries Team on 01253 504343
  • Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to
  • Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)

Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:

Lytham Sixth Form College
Church Road
Lytham St. Annes

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