Welcome to our new ‘Spotlight on’ series! Over the coming months we will be bringing you a snapshot of what’s going on around the College within the different departments. Keep checking back for our next instalment and see #spotlightonf6th to view them all!
Our very first spotlight is on health and social care - coursework, talks and homemade stress balls!
On this vocational course students learn about physical, intellectual, emotional and social aspects of health and social care. Past students have used this qualification to go on to careers in primary teaching and nursing and it is also a route into higher education.
At the recent Health Promotion Day, health and social care students showcased their coursework to others on campus and encouraged wellbeing throughout the College. They set up display boards, games and quizzes on topics such as drink driving, healthy eating and mental health issues. One group studied stress and its impact on the body and mind, producing homemade stress balls to give to visitors at their stand.
Curriculum manager for health and social care, Dr Susie Nyman, reported, “It is always fantastic for our students to share their expertise on Health Promotion with other members of the College community. Our students are wonderful ambassadors for the College and it was amazing to see them using their communication and employability skills and enjoying working together as a cohesive team.”
The health and social care team Dr Susie Nyman, Elinor Thomas, Sue Kitchingham and Dominique Dufour are constantly encouraging students to engage and promote their learning to other students and provide the platforms to do this.
To learn more about the health and social care courses we offer please click here.