Based in the heart of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust provides services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities. They also provide specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region.
With over 90 different wards and 1,700 beds, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust have a national and international reputation for many specialist services, including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma. As a teaching trust they have a strong relationship with their colleagues at The University of Nottingham and other universities across the East Midlands, including Loughborough University, where they are part of the Olympic Legacy project.  Through these connections and themselves, they play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.  With an ever growing need for healthcare within the city of Nottingham and the UK in general, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust are currently looking to recruit for a number of Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) to support the medical teams in their day to day duties for which Futures for Business will support with.

Through Futures for Business, our training in Health and Social Care will help not only give candidates the basic understanding of what is required within the sector, but also develop the personal skills and attributes that ensure they are able to deliver a high level of service at all times. With a supportive tutor on hand to guide you through the process, you will learn key topics required from the sector including (amongst others):

  • Communication in a care setting
  • Principles and Values in care
  • Service Provision and Roles

At the end of the course, all learners will gain a fully accredited qualification through City and Guilds:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings
  • Level 1 Certificate in Employability

This certificate can then be added to your CV and used to apply for further training and development employment opportunities.

Upon successful completion of the training course all candidates will be offered a guaranteed interview for the role of a HCA within Nottingham University Hospital Trust. This could be based within various departments throughout the hospital, but will involve working with adults and not children.

In addition to this, all candidates will be invited to complete a covering statement as part of the course to show why they would like to work in the sector and what particular divisions of care they would like to work in. This information will be used by Nottingham Jobs to help identify the best opportunities possible if the candidate is unsuccessful in the pursuit of their opportunity to work for the Trust.

The course itself will last for 15 days based over a 4 week period with training each day taking place between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30.

Information Day           13/02/20 – From 09.30am for 3 hours

Enrolment                    14/02/20 - 09.30am

Start Date                    17/02/20 from 09.30am to 3.30pm

Delivery: Dates and times

17 - 21 Febrebruary 2020 – from 09.30am to 15.30pm

24 - 28 February 2020 - from 09.30am to 15.30pm

02 - 06 - March 2020 - from 09.30am to 15.30pm

09 - 11 March 2020 - from 09.30am to 15.30pm

Guaranteed Interview 20 March 2020 - Time of the interviews with NUH staff to be confirmed


In order to gain access to the following opportunity, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are aged 19 years old or over (must have turned 19 by 31st August 2019)
  • Have lived in the UK or a European Economic Area (EEA) Member state for the last three years or more or be an Individual or Asylum Seeker with certain types of immigration status*
  • Are actively seeking employment and claiming an unemployment benefit of either: Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) **
  • OR Must be earning under £16,009.50 annual gross salary and be able to commit to the course.

*Please contact us for further details for further information on immigration status

** Other state benefits may be accepted, please contact us for further information

Information Day

The information day will be set as follows:

  • Arrival and registration of candidates
  • Presentation by Futures for Business including:
  • Course and qualification information including dates of delivery
  • Presentation by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • Overview of the company and the roles available
  • Icebreaker / Interactive activity – TBC by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • JCP information regarding benefits and costs of travel

Please note that all costs of travel for Information Day and Enrolment will be covered by Futures for Business

All other travel will be funded through Futures for Business upon acceptance of a valid bus ticket.

Functional Skills Assessments - All learners will complete initial assessments in math’s and English and will be required to be working at Entry Level 3 in both subjects including specific questions relating to those required as part of the role as a HCA.

All learners will complete initial assessments in math’s and English and will be required to be working at Entry Level 3 in both subjects including specific questions relating to those required as part of the role as a HCA.


Any learners that are at the required level for the two assessments will be given an enrolment slot for which to come back to meet with Chloe Stevenson / Maddi Seely and develop a personal learning plan.

Qualifications and Course Structure

Throughout the pre-employment training element, the learners will complete the following qualification/s:

  • C&G Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings
  • C&G Level 1 Certificate in Employability

All accredited courses will be certificated through the awarding body once completion of learning has been approved

Learners will in addition complete one day works experience which will be confirmed in due time during the delivery of the training. This will involve a tour of the hospital and where possible some shadowing of existing HCA’s in a hospital setting.

Additional Support

Any learners that require additional support on the course will be offered this through an individual basis and discussion at enrolment. All learners will be entitled to additional support where needed and Futures for Business will ensure any reasonable adjustments are made to ensure the learner is able to fully achieve the course.

Examples of this may include such things as different coloured paper or use of laptops to complete any course books as needed, but all will be tailored towards to the learner’s individual needs for their condition.

If you're interested in attending please email:

Enrolment Officer:                  Chloe Stevenson           07918 905920     

Engagement Officer:               Maddi Seeley                07918 943031     

If you already hold a qualification in Health and Social Care and you are ready for the job market and would like help finding a job in the Health and Social Care Sector please email 




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