On Friday 24th March an award ceremony was held at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for Blackpool Sixth BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care students who have completed work placements at the hospital. 

At the event the Widening Participation and Apprenticeship Team at the hospital gave out certificates to all the students to acknowledge their successful placements.

Health and Social Care teacher Jodie McKenna commented, “We are very grateful to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals for looking after these students so well on their placements and giving them such a wonderful opportunity. The clinical placements are an integral and crucial part of the students’ health and social care course. We know that the students have all learnt and developed lots of skills from their experiences and that these experiences will prepare them well for future careers in the health and social care sector. We look forward to working with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in the future and continuing to offer excellent opportunities for students from the local area.” 

Mark Hayes, Widening Participation and Apprenticeship Lead said,  “We are delighted to have been able to support the students with their work experience placement at the Trust. It’s been wonderful to welcome each and every one of them onto site and see and hear about their experiences and the opportunity they’ve had to learn more about the different healthcare roles at the hospital during their time with us. I’d like to thank all colleagues who supported the students; we look forward to hosting future groups, supporting their education and showcasing Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as an employer of choice.  

Health and social care student Ella Bibby commented, ‘My experience at the hospital was amazing and truly gave me a real insight into what it’s really like working for the NHS. The staff were extremely welcoming and nice as were the patients. I’d love to do it again!’

Fellow student, Clay Hill added, ‘Wow, I can’t thank Blackpool Sixth and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals enough for the placement opportunity. I was able to observe different areas of practice and I was present for numerous different clinical procedures that I would never have understood if I hadn’t witnessed them first hand. Being on placement in such a supportive environment has made me so excited to work in health in the future and I now understand the classroom theory so much more.”  

You can find out more about our health and social care courses here:

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care (Triple)
BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care (Double)