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Welsh awards for health and social care students

Health and social care students at Coleg Sir Gâr have won a gold and silver award in a Wales-wide competition.

Debbie Dorritt (left), who won gold and Alisha Conde (right), who won the silver award are both studying a level one diploma in health and social care at the college’s Graig campus in Llanelli.

Inspired by Coleg Sir Gâr student Ebony Evans, who won a UK silver award at last year’s Skills Show, the pair put themselves forward for the Health and Life Sciences category of Skills Competition Wales’s inclusive skills competition, which was judged by Sam Jones, deputy manager of Blaenos House Care Home.

Backed by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund, Skills Competition Wales is a series of events held in colleges across the country, designed to celebrate vocational skills and create highly skilled, award winning employees for the Welsh workforce.

Sue Hope-Bell, Coleg Sir Gâr lecturer said: “The competition brief comprised of planning a day out for an older adult, taking into account any medical or additional needs and personal preferences, how they communicate with the service user and incorporating health and safety into the plan.

“They completed a risk assessment and talked the judge through how they would best support the individual, they have used knowledge from all units studied this year during their level one diploma in health and social care.”

 

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