Published on February 20, 2023

North Hertfordshire College’s Level 3 Health & Social Care students have visited the University of Bedfordshire to explore university life and learn more about a range of career pathways in rehabilitation!

During their visit, our learners were busy taking in everything there is to see at the University of Bedfordshire’s campus, enjoying a combination of talks, workshops, and practical activities. There was even the opportunity for a campus tour and a visit to the on-campus rehabilitation clinic that the university’s students use to refine their practical skills.

Taster sessions on the day were themed around degrees in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation and Clinical Exercise Therapy to demonstrate the broad range of career and higher education opportunities within the rehabilitation sector. After all, Level 3 programmes carry the same UCAS points as three A Levels, making university study one of the many options that are open to our students at the end of their courses at NHC!

As well as finding out more about future learning opportunities at university, our students also enhanced their learning and knowledge for their current studies, with university lecturers and practitioners teaching the group about anatomical structure and functions through a range of sessions and activities. One particularly beneficial activity involved learners labelling their own bodies with the different sections of the skeleton including where specific bones are, helping create a clearer understanding of what they’re learning in class. Learners even got to try out the university’s specialist equipment to identify different types of muscle movements that take place during physical activity.

Anna Copper, who teaches the Level 3 Health & Social Care diploma at NHC, said: “The visit was an excellent experience for the learners to discover a wide range of career paths within the sector. The anatomy-based activities were a nice introduction to the physiology that our learners will soon be covering in their course.”

Grace Amer, one of NHC’s Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health & Social Care students, commented: “On the trip, I learned in a fun way about where different bones in the body are and how they work which will help me with my course.”

Thank you again to the University of Bedfordshire for welcoming our students to your campus!

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