26 April 2022

Health & Social Care Students Thrive Throughout Work Experience

Health & Social Care Students Thrive Throughout Work Experience

Health & Social Care student, Katie Fuller, spent time on work placement gaining valuable experience in the industry. Katie completed her placement at Beeching Park Learning Disability Day Centre in Bexhill.

Katie received overwhelmingly positive feedback from her employer, who said, “Katie has really settled in well here at Beeching Park and has built up a professional relationship with the clients and staff.

“She is very organised and supports in every session she has been in and needs very little direction, encourages participation with the clients with getting involved with activities and will support the staff. It’s been a pleasure to have Katie with us and she will be missed.”

Speaking on Katie’s successful placement, her tutor Kirsty Reid said, “I am hugely proud of Katie and the professionalism she has demonstrated with service users and colleagues alike. I have heard a multitude of positive comments and the fact that they have offered Katie permanent hours following on from her voluntary placement is testament to how indispensable she has made herself.

“Following the 100 hours spent working with clients and staff at Beeching Park, Katie has described her experience as "eye opening" and an opportunity that she had previously not considered. This collaboration between East Sussex College and the local authority in care has opened doors for students like Katie to earn valuable experience and a job opportunity to move on straight from achieving their qualification in July.”

Kelsie White and Tania Rodrigues both study for the CACHE L3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care. Both learners attended Milton Grange Day Care Centre in Eastbourne for their placements and were also successful, receiving greatly positive feedback from the employers.

Joanne Brooks, Health & Social Care lecturer at East Sussex College, was full of praise for all of the students’ efforts and said, “We are extremely proud of our students as they have performed brilliantly at placement and taken on board feedback from their supervisors to improve their performance.

“They have stated how much they enjoyed this placement opportunity and would like to pursue a career in this area in the future.”

Joanne added, “We have been building opportunities for students to carry out a placement in a chosen field. It is always beneficial for students to see how the theory and knowledge they learn about in the classroom can be applied at placement. These placement opportunities are invaluable and provide the perfect balance between theory and practical learning.”

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