Gold Career Passports Achieved

Health & Social Care students from The Sixth Form College, Solihull are a step closer to their dream job thanks to completing the College’s Career Passport scheme.

Career Passport Graduation

Students on the BTEC Health & Social Care course are required to carry out work placements as part of their course and 18 students completed 100 hours of work to claim a Gold Career Passport.

The Career Passport scheme is unique to the College and encourages students to develop skills that employers are looking for by facilitating them to complete work placements, internships and volunteering. It invites students to complete self-assessment activities at the start of the programme, so they know which skills they need to improve.

Learners on the BTEC Health & Social Care course have undertaken placements in health, social care and early years settings. Part of their work placement is to build a portfolio demonstrating the development of their employability skills, experience that could be implemented in the world of work in the future.

Assistant Curriculum Leader for Sport and Health & Social Care, Sandra Rowland commented:

“The feedback we got from employers was excellent, with our learners praised for their enthusiasm, willingness and engagement. They set such a good example, that most placements are willing to take on more students in the future, which bodes well for the future. We are very proud of the students for their hard work and dedication.”

A good example of their scheme in action is student Samantha Butterworth, who carried out a work placement at Playpals Childcare Centre. She did so well that she has been offered and has accepted part-time employment at the organisation.

6 July 2016