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One of the positive consequences of the current pandemic is that it has brought into focus the multiplicity of careers that are available within the Health Sector, resulting in an increase in people wishing to train to work in the NHS.

There are 350 different career roles within the NHS, not all of them patient facing. Following our Allied Health Professionals pathway will provide you with the knowledge skills and experience to take you career onto the next level.

Whether you wish to work in Health or in Social Care, take your studies further by obtaining a degree or are interested in following an apprenticeship when you are eighteen, this pathway provides you with a wide range of choices from an academic programme of Advanced Levels to a fully vocational Extended Diploma option.

This year we have added the option to combine a BTEC Diploma with an Advanced Level subject so that you can study health alongside another subject of interest to build the perfect course for your future career. In the table below you will see all our options with some suggested routes you may wish to follow. 

Route options

Traditional A Level Route
Compulsory Subjects

Biology 

Optional Subjects

Choose from our extensive portfolio of Advanced Levels or Extended Certificates

Subjects such as Chemistry, Psychology, Sport, Sociology are preferred at Russell Group Universities 

Enrichment opportunities

Future Therapists Elective

Opportunity to follow the Gifted Student Programme

Progression Opportunities

University of Liverpool – BSc Physiotherapy (ABB)

University of Sheffield – Bmedsci Orthoptics (BBB)

Apprenticeships

Employment

Extended Diploma Route
Optional Subjects :

None – Your Extended Diploma is your full course

Enrichment opportunities

Work Experience placements

Guest Speakers and Visits to employment settings

First aid course

Progression Opportunities

University of Central Lancashire BSc Midwifery (DDD)

University of Leeds BA Social Work (DDD)

Apprenticeships 

Employment

Combined Options
Optional Subjects :

Therapy Strand
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Biology

Nursing Strand
Psychology or a Science

Social Work Strand
Sociology or psychology

Midwifery Strand
Biology or Applied Biology

Enrichment opportunities

Work Experience placement 

Guest Speakers and Visits to employment settings

First aid course

Progression Opportunities

University of Manchester BSc Nursing Adult Nursing DD and B in in your A Level

University of Liverpool – Diagnostic Radiography

(DD+B in a Science A level)

Edge Hill University – BSc (Hons) Midwifery BBB-ABB

Apprenticeships 

Employment

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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