Social Services students finish placements

Social Services students finish placements

Four Ayrshire College students have been celebrating the successful completion of their placements with North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Students on the HNC Social Services course split their time on the course equally between studying at college and spending time on placement within a care setting.

Ayrshire College arranges placements for its Social Services students to cover a whole range of care services across Ayrshire from the local authority, private and voluntary sectors. They can include mental health services, residential care and homelessness projects.

Representatives from North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership attended a special celebration at the Kilwinning Campus to mark the students’ achievements and to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the care services.

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership have been a key partner for the College in recent years, taking on a number of students to experience what it is like to work as a social worker.

Of the four students who were taken on this year, Abbie Kean, Robyn Kerr, and Kimberley McKenna have decided to move into employment following their studies, while Kayleigh Murphy has been accepted onto a university course at the University of the West of Scotland.

Morag Soutter, Curriculum Manager for Health and Social Care at Ayrshire College, said “The students have worked very hard this year to have achieved the HNC Social Services award. They are all a credit to the College. We wish them all the best for the future.”

24 June 2019

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