As well as getting ready for exams, some of our students have been hard at work presenting physical projects. Just one of these groups was our Health and Social Care students, who every year have an annual end of year showcase. This gives them to the chance to present their projects, findings and research to assessors, staff and students from across the College. This forms part of the Level 2/3 assessment for Public Health.
Topics on display this year included NHS Health Checks, Food Safety, Mental Health conditions, Diabetes, Skin Cancer, Alcohol abuse, Depression and Covid-19 amongst others. Students had to demonstrate an understanding of what their chosen area was, how the condition is managed/treated, symptoms and what progress is being made in their chosen field. Each topic was presented with posters and carefully designed moodboards, tying into the theme overall.
As well as our Health and Social Care students having the chance to present their projects, this showcase also gives them the chance to boost their employability skills, such as communication, planning and research, as well as prepping them for future job interviews. (At our Mock Interviews recently, Health and Social Care had to explain an area of the industry they were particularly interested in and why.)
It was also great for our staff and students outside this Pathway to learn more about the work that Health and Social Care do, and they are now starting to think about how to use this learning in their lessons!