COLLEGE LAUNCHING DEGREE-LEVEL COURSES DESIGNED TO HELP UPSKILL THE LOCAL WORKFORCE, FILLING SKILLS AND RECRUITMENT GAPS IN THE COMMUNITY
Telford College is launching new degree-level courses in September to create exciting career opportunities and help to upskill the local workforce.
The new courses include a level five HND business programme, and a level five HND in healthcare professions support. They are part of the college’s ongoing campaign to work closely with the local business community to provide the qualifications they need to fill skills and recruitment gaps.
The level five business HND is a full-time, two-year course aimed at those who are looking to develop their knowledge of business beyond level three qualifications, or are perhaps seeking to expand their skillset to help gain promotion.
Working with experienced Telford College tutors, you’ll gain a higher understanding of specialist areas of business such as marketing, human resource management and finance.
The HND Healthcare Professions’ Support is designed to address a growing demand for high-quality, professional and technically skilled staff within the healthcare sector. This qualification has been designed for those working as or seeking to become trainee assistant practitioners and, ultimately, assistant practitioners in healthcare.
The college works closely with the NHS, which is reporting an increasing demand for high-quality, professional and technically-skilled staff, and this course provides learners with the critical skills and practical competencies they will need.
Teresa Hughes, director of business, digital and professional at Telford College, said: “Employers are looking for staff with a real knowledge of working in industry, so whether you’re already in employment or about to leave full-time education, this course will help you advance your career. “The learning process need not stop there. Completing this course opens up a wide range of further options. For example, you can progress to further studies at university, link up with professional bodies in your sector, or commit to continuing professional development.”
Abigail Allen, programme manager for higher education and access at Telford College, added: “Care, compassion and commitment are the core values needed to learn all the practical skills required for a range of careers from care assistants to health visitors, midwives, nurses, therapists, or nutritionists.
“Our new level five HND qualification for healthcare professions’ support is being launched to meet a real need in the healthcare sector. This is a full-time, oneyear top-up for students who already hold the level four HNC Healthcare Professions’ Support.
“It will prepare you for a variety of roles within the health and social care sector by covering the knowledge, skills and behaviours within relevant occupational standards including integrated health and social care, healthcare management, public health and health promotion, and healthcare and nursing assistant practice.
“The course can lead onto so many exciting clinical-based roles, like operating department practitioners, pre-registered nurses, jobs in therapeutic radiography, in-patient assessment, occupational therapy, mental health support . . . and much more.”
To find out more about the courses, and the rest of the higher education curriculum, see www.telfordcollege.ac.uk/join-us/our-courses/higher-education/