To celebrate Colleges Week we are highlighting the role colleges have played in going above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are incredibly proud of the role Nottingham College, our students and our staff have played throughout the pandemic, and over the past few months we’ve collected some amazing stories from across the college community.
We’re particularly proud of our health and social care students; who have used the skills learned on their college courses and taken them to the frontline, working in local care homes, health care settings and with vulnerable adults and older people.
Here’s some of their stories…
I am a Senior Healthcare Assistant at a local care home. During the pandemic I have been going to work and helping older people, providing them with medication, giving them personal care and keeping their families updated and involved over Skype and WhatsApp.— Dorian Wolek , BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies).
I am a care worker for the vulnerable adults. My job involves giving personal care when needed and helping those I care for to live their full lives.— Jordan Dye, BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
I’ve been working as a Care Assistant in a local care home and I have been making sure that all the residents are keeping safe and happy— Kirsty Rigley, BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care.
I have been working in hostels with the homeless and vulnerable adults. I deal with mental health, drugs and alcohol on a daily basis and help the residents to better their lifestyles. During the pandemic, although it’s been hard, I’ve still been able to do my job role duties and help the residents with whatever they need.Maja Radusinovic — BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care.
I’m currently working in domiciliary care, following strict hand washing procedures and wearing PPE to avoid the spread of COVID-19. I’m working with a variety of vulnerable service users that need support in their own home, from getting in or out of bed, dressing, personal care, cooking meals and general household dutiesCharlotte Huni — BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
I am a health and social care level 3 student. I am also a healthcare assistant working throughout the pandemic. My main responsibilities are taking blood samples, doing ECGs, checking blood pressures and most importantly, spending time with my patients; reassuring them that they’re in good handsDzesika Powroznik — NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Discover Nottingham College at our Virtual Open Evening events this November!
We will be hosting a series of live Q&A events between 9th November — 12th November for our various course areas where you can meet some of our fantastic tutors and ask lots of questions about what we can offer you at Nottingham College.