Bradford Industrial Centre of Excellence information
Y13 HEALTH and Social Care students at Parkside School have been learning how to be successful in the jobs market.
The Level 3 sixth formers from went along to Skills House in Bradford to receive training on developing their ‘employability skills’.
Health and Social Care teacher Colette Gibson said "They learnt how important first impressions are to prospective employers, and what non-verbal body language says about you and your character.
“They took part in a group activity that is now a frequent feature of most interviews. They also learnt how to present a professional CV and had a mock interview.”
During all aspects of the mini-course the Parkside students were given supportive feedback and advice from Skills House trainer Rachel Broadhead.
She gave the students tips on what each of them needed to improve so that in future they could be successful in the jobs market."
The Y11 Health and Social Care students have been given an insight into the working life of health professionals.
Health and Social Care students from the Cullingworth School visited various departments at Bradford University School of Health.
Health and Social Care teacher Colette Gibson said the year 10 students were able to gain hands-experience of various nursing tasks.
She said: “the nursing tutors made them do some problem-solving with patient scenarios so they could appreciate the problems nurses face in day-to-day life.
“In Radiography they analysed different x-rays by discussing what was wrong with the images they could see, and they also saw how different x-ray equipment worked.
“In Occupational Health they learnt different ways occupational therapists support and rehabilitate people when recovering from illness or injury, and even got the chance to use some of the equipment.
“This was a great day that gave student some good insight into these health careers.”