Two former Priory School students are destined for careers in the health and social care sector thanks to their positive experiences at Telford College.
James Oppong is a former Telford Priory School student who initially studied for a level two health and social care qualification and he has now progressed to a level three course.
He hopes to study paramedic science at Coventry University in the future, with the aim of becoming a paramedic.
“I’d really recommend this course – there are more boys in the class than you’d first think and it’s a great start to a career as a health professional.
“I was originally set on the applied science course, but attending an open event helped me to see the health and social care course could lead you down a very similar path but with a placement alongside your qualification.”
James said he enjoyed the activities and group work in class, particularly the mental health discussions.
“It gives us the knowledge of how different people view mental health and how I can better help people and patients in my future career.”
Another student who praises the mental health modules is Alisha Kaur who is also studying for a level three health and social care qualification.
She is also a former Telford Priory School pupil and plans to go on to study speech and language therapy at the University of Manchester.
“The teachers help to get you engaged in the lessons and on board with the tasks. My favourite modules are empowerment and mental health as they help us understand how to help people.”
Alisha said: “The teachers are really easy to talk to – they care about us as individuals and check in on our mental health to make sure we are OK.”
She said the course had given her plenty of opportunities to explore different career paths. “The teachers here have helped me to lean towards speech and language therapy and I’m looking forward to exploring this route in the future.”