College students deliver OCN learning
3:50pm Sunday 24th February 2013 in County News
Health and social care students from Pembrokeshire College are combining coursework with their own hobbies to deliver OCN qualifications to clients at St Davids Care in the Community.
Now studying the vocational experience unit of their level three extended diploma, the dedicated students are attending The Farm in St Davids to deliver five-week OCN courses in IT, cookery and craft; preparing lesson plans and developing schemes of work as well as delivering the sessions.
“Developing the OCNs has been really challenging and a lot of hard work but we are each working to our strengths to deliver sessions that we hope are interesting and will benefit the clients at The Farm,” said Emily Davies, one of the students taking part in the new initiative “Doing this course has given me so much more confidence and really focused me on the kind of work I want to go in to.”
In total 12 Care in the Community clients have gained OCNs delivered by Pembrokeshire College students.
“Working with St Davids Care in the Community has brought a real-world element to projects and assignments,”
said course tutor Kate Williams. “The students have found the experiences invaluable.”