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Date Posted: 13/01/2022 | Posted In: Futures Academy, General News, Health & Social Care, Student News

Our fantastic Futures Academy programme launched today with a new cohort of selected first-year Triple Vocational A Level Health & Social Care students. 

The Futures Academy is a brilliant programme which is delivered by Health & Social Care and Employability Skills Tutor, Paul Fenner. It will allow the students to prepare for a career within health care, achieve a valuable qualification and gain plenty of practical experience.

As part of the programme, the students will attend a placement at The Beaumont Hospital (BMI Health Care), covering a range of department care from nursing, radiography, physiotherapy and observing medical surgery. They will also go on trips to various university taster days, attend practice interview sessions and they will experience an overnight stay in London visiting various health-related museums and lectures, focussing on the foundations of contemporary attitudes towards health, illness and the body.

This programme will prepare the students for health-related degrees at university. It will build their experience in the health care sector, expanding on the theoretical study in class by transferring this within practical settings, helping them to stand out during the university application process.

Holly Boardman, B6 Alumni


One of our former students, Holly Boardman, completed the Futures Academy last year and is now studying Paramedical Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University. Holly said:

“The Futures Academy was an incredible programme which offered me the most eye-opening and informative experiences. It really enhanced my passion for becoming a paramedic! Throughout my time on the programme, I was given the opportunity to visit both Salford University and Edge Hill University where I visited the simulation suites. These are real life hospital situations that are simulated. This was a fantastic experience that has helped me prepare for situations that I will be faced with when studying Paramedic Science at university. I was also introduced to several different health professionals, allowing me to venture out and create a knowledge of the different routes within the NHS, further igniting my passion for being a paramedic. One individual was the Matron of Paediatrics from the Royal Bolton Hospital. He taught me how to give chest compressions and first aid to a child. This enhanced my first aid training which I also undertook whilst at The Sixth Form Bolton.

Futures Academy has been an integral part of influencing my career path and has really made my application and myself as a person stand out when applying to university. I could not recommend the programme enough for having a positive impact on your future!”

The new Futures Academy cohort are really looking forward to the programme and we hope they find it enjoyable and rewarding.

Read more about our Futures Academy here.