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College students care in their community
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A group of Pembrokeshire College students have completed a six month project working with St.David’s Care in the Community Residential Home, helping residents with a variety of activities and learning.
Pembrokeshire College’s Level 3 Health and Social Care group lead workshops in arts and crafts, cookery, digital photography and gardening activities, helping a group of 14 home residents learn new skills and develop their interests.
College Health and Social Care lecturer, Kate Williams explained, “This is the fourth year that the College has worked with the residents at St.David’s Care in the Community. As part of their Vocational Experience unit, our students developed and delivered three micro teach sessions which they reviewed and recorded to build part of their portfolio. This is an invaluable project in providing evidence of their learning to prospective employers and to support their university applications.”
College Health and Social Care student, Ffion Heghoyan used her portfolio showcasing her experience to help bag her a place at university to study Children’s Nursing, a notoriously competitive subject, “I’m so pleased with my uni offer. Experience of working with people in the community definitely gave my application an edge!”
The Health and Social Care course is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in health and/or social care, including nursing, social work, child welfare, probation work and teaching.
Lynne Hall from St. David’s Care in the Community was pleased with this year’s project, “Both our residents and College students have gained and given so much. Both parties will be able to use the skills that they have developed throughout their lives. I’d like to thank Kate and her College students for working with us, they really stepped it up a notch this year!”
St.David’s residents were invited along to the College to celebrate the end of the six month project, reflecting on their work and looking through photographs of their time together.
To find out more about Health and Social Care courses available at Pembrokeshire College come along to the Open Evening on 26th April from 5pm.
PHOTO: Pembrokeshire College Lecturer, Kate Williams with Level 3 Health and Social Care students and St.David’s Care in the Community residents.