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Date Posted: 12/05/2022 | Posted In: Futures Academy, Health & Social Care, Student News

Our Futures Academy students have had a fantastic year with many exciting and unique opportunities designed to help them to prepare for a career in the health care sector. Exclusively for students taking Triple Vocational A Level in Health & Social Care, the programme includes a 35-hour placement at The Beaumont Hospital (BMI Health Care), masterclasses with leading NHS practitioners and an overnight stay in London.

The programme is designed to boost students’ academic and career prospects and offers a specialised one-year programme of study for able and ambitious students who want to go far in health-related industries by giving them a competitive edge.

BMI Placement

The Futures Academy group have been enjoying a fabulous schedule of activities during their placement at the Beaumont Hospital. The placement, part of the Futures Academy programme, allows our Health and Social Care students to explore the variety of departments within a hospital setting. Students are tasked with getting to know the patients on wards, monitoring patients post-surgery and observing live surgery as well as visiting several departments such as physiotherapy, MRI, Pharmacy, and Radiography.  

Our partnership with The Beaumont Hospital continues to strengthen and grow allowing our students to have an exclusive opportunity to experience work within a hospital setting.  

B6 students, Ruby Farren and Kara Breeze, at the Beaumont Hospital

Sally Goodill, The Executive Assistant at BMI Healthcare gave our students really good feedback on their placement saying:

‘Maja and Aamena are having a very enjoyable time. They were in theatre this morning observing three foot surgery cases and enjoyed it so much that they are in there again this afternoon observing a total hip replacement. They also took it in turns to observe spinal anaesthetics. A day they won’t forget in a hurry.’

B6 students, Maja Brytan and Aamena Bargit at the Beaumont Hospital

London Trip

As part of the Futures Academy programme, the students recently attended an overnight stay in London. This trip featured exclusive visits and talks at a variety of museums and walking tours to learn about the history of the National Health Service and Scientific methods. 

B6 students on the Futures Academy London trip

Guest Speaker Masterclasses

The students benefitted from visits from many different guest speakers who work in health care including Andy Butler, Paediatrics Nurse; Lynsey Hamer, a Paediatrics Emergency Nurse and Illya Adam, a Specialist Physiotherapist and the Chair of Royal Bolton Hospital’s BAME staff forum.

Mr Andy Butler – Paediatrics Nurse delivering a masterclass to Futures Academy Students


Ms Lynsey Hamer – Paediatric Emergency Nurse with colleagues visits B6 to deliver a masterclass to Futures Academy Students

The Futures Academy has given our students such invaluable experiences that will undoubtedly help them when considering their next steps after leaving The Sixth Form. 

Thank you so much to The Beaumont Hospital, the wonderful guest speakers and the B6 staff who made this such a rewarding experience for our students. Read more about Futures Academy here.