Aspiring nurses and health professionals move a step closer to their dream careers!

3rd Jul, 2015 | Sixth Form News

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Aspiring nurses and health professionals are celebrating their success after securing coveted places at University.

The Nelson and Colne College students are now a step closer to their dream careers after gaining essential skills and producing impressive applications.

Each student will begin their degree in September, in areas ranging from adult nursing to mental health nursing, after completing either a vocational course in Health and Social Care or an Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions).

Health and Social Care tutor Amy Edwards-Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled so many of our vocational students have been offered places at fantastic universities. They really have worked hard and have been so dedicated, and I couldn’t be prouder to hear of their success – we wish them the best of luck for September!

“By completing a Health and Social Care course or an Access to HE Diploma at NCC, students learn essential skills needed for their future career and gain qualifications that make them stand out when applying for university.”

Successful students include:

  • Molly Reeves, 18 – Adult Nursing, UCLan
  • Emily Patrick, 18 – Adult Nursing, The University of Bradford or UCLan
  • Leonnie Wright, 20 – Adult Nursing, The University of Bradford
  • Steph Almond, 30 – Birth and Beyond course at the University of Worcester
  • Nicola Kirkham, 32 – Mental Health Nursing at The University of Bradford
  • Tom Rickwood, 19 – Nursing at The University of Hull
  • Maria Myring, 19 – Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford
  • Abigail Riley, 19 – Occupational Therapy at Teesside University
  • Megan Broadbent, 18 – Adult Nursing at The University of Salford
  • Samya Ali, 18 – Mental Health Nursing at UCLan
  • Shannon Pounder, 18 – Adult Nursing at The University of Bradford
  • Rameen Khokhar, 19 – Adult Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University
  • Kelly Buckley, 37 – Mental Health Nursing at The University of Bradford
  • Jennifer Lawrenson, 29 – Adult Nursing at UCLan
  • Megan Stretch, 24 – Adult Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University

Whether a school leaver or an adult wishing to come back into education, NCC can help you get your foot on the career ladder.

Health and Social Care student Tom Rickwood said: “I am over the moon. By studying at Nelson and Colne College you do get all the support you need and you get the best teaching as well.”

And Access to HE Diploma student Steph Almond added: “I had been on maternity leave for three years, but wanted to go into midwifery. If it hadn’t been for Nelson and Colne College I wouldn’t have been able to get this far – it has been a really good experience.”

Health and Social Care at Nelson and Colne College is perfect for anybody wishing to have a job as a nurse, social worker, youth worker, midwife, nutritionist or psychologist, and the course currently boasts a 100% pass rate!

The NCC Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions) explores Human Biology, Psychology, Health and study skill modules and is widely recognised by UK universities. There is also an Access to HE Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences, where students can study Psychology, Sociology, social care values and the role of social services.

For more information on these courses contact 01282 440272 or visit www.nelson.ac.uk

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