On Thursday 16th May, six BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care students visited Wimbledon Ambulance Station accompanied by college Senior Pastoral Tutor, Dev Kanagasundaram and his former colleague Chris Hutchinson, who had previously worked as a Paramedic in the London Ambulance Service for 28 years.
The students were given talks by ex and current London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff about their roles, pathways into the LAS, day-to-day duties and challenges they may face, etc. There were questions and answers throughout their tour including in the back of an ambulance with Clinical Team Manager, Rob Morgan.
Jordi Boluda Mulet, one of our HND Creative Media Production students, from our School of Creative Industries, has won a Bronze Award in the BTEC Creative Media Student of the Year category at the 2019 BTEC Awards.
The BTEC Awards, now in its 9th Year, recognises students on both a Further Education and Higher Education BTEC Pearson accredited courses from a number of vocational areas.
South Thames College alumnus Elizabeth Kwarteng-Amaning and founder of local charity Aspire2Inspire Dyslexia is currently working with learners and staff at the College to unlock the potential of Dyslexics.
Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people and Elizabeth set up the Aspire2Inspire organisation after identifying a gap in services to support adults with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties, with starting businesses, getting back in to education or improving their employability skills. Elizabeth’s current links with the College cover a number of areas including, support during Freshers’ Week, delivering events such as ‘Building a Career with Dyslexia’ and recently taking on a business student for a 5 week work experience placement.