What is Expected of Students?
As these are vocational courses, an interest in the sectors of Health, Social Care and Children and Young People is essential. In Sixth Form, students will have a volunteering placement in one of the sectors alongside their studies.
Teaching is a little different as much of the work is coursework based so students have to be very self-motivated to research areas of the subject.
We do lots of fun activities and have visits to Hospital Open Days, Care Homes, Nurseries, Mental Health institutions and other settings. We regularly assist in fun ‘musical connections’ with older people and people with special needs.
We also have lots of visiting speakers, including nurses, midwives, social workers, dementia friendly trainers, Age UK, Young Carers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language therapists, Nursery Nurse Managers, Teachers, Health Visitors, Mental Health Practitioners, Special Needs Teachers and Counsellors.