Students get hands on with testing


A big thank you to our Level 3 Health & Social Care students who put their learning into practice, as Covid 19 testing took place for staff and students returning to the College buildings.

A team of ten students volunteered to carry out various roles, including data input, testing support, cleaning and administration. Over 1400 lateral flow tests were carried out and the help from the students was invaluable.

Many of the students volunteered as they were intrigued to know more about the testing process. For Irrij, who will be attending university to study Adult Nursing, this also offered invaluable experience of working in a team. Fiza also explained, "Volunteering at the Covid test centre was a great experience for me as I want to work in the Healthcare sector in the future. While I was volunteering, I not only had work experience, but I also made so many new friends. Having the opportunity to volunteer has allowed me to develop a range of new skills and afforded me a unique experience for the future."

Staff were very impressed by the attitude and professionalism of our students. Course tutor Jennifer Thetford-Kay comments, "This is a really great experience for the students, I am so proud that they volunteered and demonstrated such care and compassion, they are fantastic young adults. We are very grateful to them for all of their hard work and commitment.".

Head of Sector Mark Harrison explained, "In the difficult circumstances we are all experiencing, this has been a fantastic opportunity for learners to get some hands-on experience with real people in relation to working in healthcare. The young adults have been a credit to my sector and my staff. I am very grateful for them giving their time, commitment and help to the College."

Thank you to everyone who took part and made it such a positive and smooth experience.

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