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CASE STUDY: FROM PLACEMENT TO EMPLOYMENT IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Published on June 10, 2021

Beth Parsons has recently completed her Level 3 programme in Health and Social Care. As a result of her placement on the programme, Beth is now going on to work for her placement organisation and is in training to become a Domestic Abuse Support Worker/ Housing Navigator for the Community Safety Team at Stevenage Borough Council.

Here, Beth tells us what she has enjoyed most about studying Health and Social Care at NHC,

“The reason I chose to study at NHC is because from the first day, the staff were really welcoming, they made me feel comfortable and explained the benefits I would achieve from participating in this course. The course helped me gain confidence and improve the skills and abilities I needed to have and prepared me for the working world.

“The most interesting part of my course was learning the variety of new topics, I enjoyed learning about Mental Health and Health Psychology. The topics were always different and were always taught thoroughly by our tutors Cheryl and Anna. We would learn through doing different activities and experiments instead of just always at a desk, which I found was the best way to learn.

“My tutors really helped me grow confidence particularly when having to complete my assignments, they were always supportive, and they both always offered a helping hand.

“I would recommend the college to a friend because it is a very calm and stress-free environment. The staff are so easy to talk to and will always be there for you for any problems you may have or any worries. The tutors make the course as fun as possible and help support you in your next steps in life. I definitely enjoyed my 3 years at NHC and can’t thank Cheryl and Anna enough for all their support throughout and being two of the best tutors I have ever been taught by.”

Anna Copper, Health and Social care tutor said “We are delighted with Beth’s success, having progressed from level 2 to level 3 and now on to full-time employment in the sector and are honoured that she will be continuing to support vulnerable members of our community through her work at SADA (Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse).

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