As part of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to two A-levels), our students in Year 12 are required to complete 100 hours of work experience in a local health or social care setting.
The students have enjoyed a range of placements in local special schools, hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries and nurseries. These have given them a realistic insight into the roles and responsibilities of different health and social care practitioners and informed their personal career plans.
They have also completed a range of work-related tasks which they are writing up, evaluating and filing in a portfolio of evidence. This work will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the course and contribute to their final grade for the qualification.
All the students have been commended by their supervisors for their enthusiasm, commitment and work with service users and staff. It has been very rewarding visiting them in their placements and seeing them putting their classroom learning into practice in the field. They have been great ambassadors for the school and we are very proud of them!
Mrs C Dixie