The Open Day takes place at all of its campuses, including Wisemore, Green Lane and Portland Street, on Thursday 22nd November, from 4pm – 8pm. Visitors will have the chance to take a look at the College’s state-of-the-art facilities, and why it’s teaching and course curriculum are rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Tutors and the College’s guidance team will be on hand to guide prospective students on how they can kick-start their dream career.
From GCSEs to apprenticeships and vocational courses, the College offers a number of routes into work or higher education, with a great team to help you choose the one that works for you.
Many of our students have kick-started exciting futures after completing their studies at Walsall College.
Kimberley Jones studied a level 3 Health and Social Care course at Walsall College. Since finishing her course, the aspiring midwife has secured a place at Birmingham City University studying Midwifery.
She said, “My health and social care course has set me up for the future. Regular placement experience helped me to develop my confidence as a professional, as well as my communication skills and team work. It’s also given me the qualifications I needed to study my dream course which I love and enjoy so much.”
As part of her course, Kimberley undertook work experience both locally and abroad, which has helped her develop the skills to become a midwife.
“I really enjoyed my placement, as I was able to gain experience on nursing wards and within a playgroup, which provided me with an insight into different health and social care settings. Whilst studying at Walsall College, I carried out a placement in Iringa, Africa for two weeks, assisting with natural births and caesarean sections. Here I was able to shadow a midwife around a hospital to experience midwifery in a different culture and country.
My long term career goals are to qualify as a midwife before working within a hospital for three years. I’d then like to complete a Master’s Degree in Midwifery to enable me to become a specialist midwife in either diabetes or teenage pregnancy.”
Walsall College offer a range of courses in subjects including Business and Computing; Construction, Engineering and Science, Creative Industries, Health & Public Services, Hair and Beauty, Sport and Hospitality and Catering.
Apprenticeship opportunities are also available, along with GCSEs, ESOL and Foundation Learning courses.
To find out how we can help kick-start an exciting future, come to our Open Day on Thursday 22nd November, from 4pm to 8pm. Pre-register your attendance here.
Published on Nov 12th 2018