Health and care academy

Get ready for a career in health and care

Our Academies are designed to give you a flavour of the many and varied careers in the health and social care sector, as well as providing you with the links to get further information, advice and support in taking your next step on the ladder to becoming a health and social care hero.

Which Academy is right for me?
Answer these simple questions to find out which of our Academy’s is right for you

Results

#1. Q1. I am currently in full-time or part-time education

Junior
Academy

Are you aged 13-15 and wanting the chance to see some of the things that healthcare professionals do and speak directly to nurses, paramedics, occupational therapists, pharmacists….the list is almost endless!

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Senior
Academy

Are you age 16-18, wanting to explore possible future careers in health and care and learn life skills which will be useful in any career pathway that you choose?

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#2. Q2. I am 13 – 16

Junior
Academy

Are you aged 13-15 and wanting the chance to see some of the things that healthcare professionals do and speak directly to nurses, paramedics, occupational therapists, pharmacists….the list is almost endless!

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#3. Q3. I am 16 – 18

Junior
Academy

Are you aged 13-15 and wanting the chance to see some of the things that healthcare professionals do and speak directly to nurses, paramedics, occupational therapists, pharmacists….the list is almost endless!

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#4. Q4. I am over 18 years old

Senior
Academy

Are you age 16-18, wanting to explore possible future careers in health and care and learn life skills which will be useful in any career pathway that you choose?

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Your Results

Pre-Employment
Academy

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Criteria: Over 18  

Have you finished education, had a career break or ready for a career change, but have no idea what opportunities are available in health and care – or where to start? Our Pre-Employment Academy can show you the way.

Senior
Academy

Criteria: Age 16-18

Are you age 16-18, wanting to explore possible future careers in health and care and learn life skills which will be useful in any career pathway that you choose?

Junior
Academy

Criteria: Age 13-15

Are you aged 13-15 and wanting the chance to see some of the things that healthcare professionals do and speak directly to nurses, paramedics, occupational therapists, pharmacists….the list is almost endless!

Did you know?

You’ll be expected to complete the Care Certificate if you’re new to care, employed as an adult social care worker, or are providing direct care in a residential/nursing home, a hospice, or are a home care worker. The Care Certificate isn’t mandatory for health roles, but anyone in health or care can complete it. In fact, many of our NHS organisations consider this desirable knowledge for anyone working in their organisation, whether they are a cook, a cleaner or a clinician.

We offer the theory as part of our Pre-Employment and Senior Academies.

Why?

  • The care certificate theory is a nationally recognised
  • You will improve your knowledge and understanding in health and care
  • It will prepare you for work in health & care
  • Once completed you can put it on your CV or application form
  • Its free
  • If it is a requirement for your role once employed, all you will need to do is undertake the practical element with a trained mentor or assessor.

I am a teacher/ tutor, who do I contact for more information on the Academy programmes?

If you have students who you think will be interested in the programmes please get in touch using the below details.

Lorraine Augustus, Health and Care Academy Lead

Health&CareAcademy@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Together we’re better

As some of the UK’s most respected health and care institutions, we have come together to ensure
you’ll find the right career opportunity for you.