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Helping health and social care students

For many years students following Health and Social Care Studies at Birmingham Metropolitan College have completed placements at Care First. Typically students work across a range of settings either at our premises in Great Barr or in one of the many community hubs where we deliver skills training. Students have the option to return to Care First to complete further work experience. The feedback we get from both the students and the college is always very positive.

I have learnt a lot about working with adults with disabilities, it’s given me a good insight into life in my chosen job career.

Placement tutor feedback;

A warm rapport has been developed with both the client group and the staff team, who have made positive remarks about the students’ progress.

Alternative provision for secondary school students

Over the last two years we have worked with a local secondary school to give students who are experiencing difficulty in engaging with education the opportunity to experience a different form of education. They have been invited to attend one of our practical workshops to work alongside our tutors and students with mild to moderate learning difficulties.

These students have engaged and worked well with us, the experience has helped to boost their confidence and self-esteem as well improving their communication skills and motivation. When these students are not with us but in regular school there has been an improvement in them engaging and trying to adapt better to the school learning model.

For more information about placements with Care First please contact Debbie Tipper or call her on 0121 308 6555.
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