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Students rise to the challenge
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Students studying on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Pembrokeshire College are combining coursework with their own hobbies and interests to deliver OCN qualifications to clients at St Davids Care in the Community.
The College students first made contact with St Davids Care in the Community last year when they supported the adults, who have a range of learning disabilities, to take part in 12 conservation days which included beach cleaning at Newgale, clearing blackthorn at Abermawr, cutting down trees in Prendergast woods, clearing gorse at Porth Clais, orienteering at St Davids airfield and putting up fences at The Farm residential home in St Davids.
Now studying the Vocational Experience Unit of their Extended Diploma, the dedicated students are attending The Farm in St Davids on their day off to deliver OCNs in IT, cookery and craft. With each OCN taking five weeks to complete the students are preparing lesson plans and developing schemes of work as well as delivering the sessions.
Emily Davies, is one of the students to take part in this new initiative and commented: “Developing the OCNs has been really challenging and a lot of hard work but we are each working to our strengths to deliver sessions that we hope are interesting and will benefit the clients at The Farm. Doing this course has given me so much more confidence and really focused me on the kind of work I want to go in to.”
In total 12 Care in the Community clients have gained OCNs delivered by Pembrokeshire College students. Kate Williams, course tutor at the College commented: “Working with St Davids Care in the Community has brought a real world element to projects and assignments as well as providing students with the evidence needed to complete several course units. The students have found the experiences invaluable in helping them to understand the theory elements of their qualification as well as giving them a real insight into the work undertaken in adult community care.”
To find out more about Health and Social courses available at the College call Admissions on 0800 9 776 788.