Supported by HRH Prince of Wales, the scheme aims to develop and prepare them for life and to support them towards employment in nursing.
About the program
The scheme runs alongside their usual uniformed organisation activities, combining 105 hours of guided experiential learning. This includes learning modules and a clinical observational placement within their local health care region.
Once they have completed this, cadets submit a portfolio of reflection and gain a completion certificate. They are then supported to take decisions on next steps, which can include a level 2 or 3 related diploma.
Where it’s running
The pilot is currently running in Wales in conjunction with the Army Cadet Force Wales. As part of this pilot, Wales cadets are offered the guarantee of an interview for a bank health care support worker.
A second pilot is being currently planned in Wales and discussions are underway for a wider UK roll out.