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This course was ideal for me, as it included a style and format based continuous support work with placement hours, which suits my learning style.

Lectures are taught in multiple ways: direct teaching, group tasks and individual research. Each day included personal study in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

I thoroughly enjoy my course. I’ve been most interested in the science-based work experience subjects, such as phycology; anatomy; physiology; physiological disorders and medical processes like fluid balance. I’ve really enjoyed and benefitted greatly from work experience, which for me was at a local hospital and care home.

I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to represent CWA in the Health and Social Care category at World Skills UK Live 2019 competition at Birmingham NEC. This was an amazing experience and I was ranked in the top ten in the UK. Throughout the competition, I had to demonstrate nursing skills through practical and interview-based tests.

The reason I chose CWA was because it had the specific course content for Health Care. It also requires students to complete mandatory work experience, which gives you the valuable opportunities to work within the profession on the front line.

CWA has amazing facilities and are excellent at supporting our learning. We have a designated room for Health and Social Care students, which includes a recreated ward with beds, wheelchair and equipment. The classrooms are comfortable, well-lit with good Wi-Fi and plenty of plugs to enable you to charge your laptops. The college shop also provides you with everything that is needed and at a decent price.

All tutors across the college have been very supportive, especially as I have dyslexia, by making sure I understand what is required of each task, deadlines and organisational skills. The ‘Skills Development Department’ have been great in improving my written English skills, including spelling and grammar. All staff are very open to listening and communicating.

On completion of my course, I hope to go to University of East Anglia and study BSc (Hons) in Paramedical Science. Following this, I wish to become a paramedic and eventually specialise in paediatric trauma.

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