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The V6 Prospectus brings talent to life with a focus on careers

Walsall College students who volunteered to become the faces of this year’s V6 Full-Time Course Guide for 2018/19 academic year, finally saw their stories in print as the brochure was unveiled this week.

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The new prospectus lists the full-time courses being offered across the College’s campuses, from GCSEs to Apprenticeships and BTECs.

The brochure lists courses from a diverse range of subjects including Business, Computing, Creative Arts, Hair and Beauty, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Public Services, Construction, Engineering Science, Motor Vehicle, Sport and Travel.

Kimberley Jones, who is currently studying midwifery at Birmingham City University, is featured on the front cover for her drive to pursue her goals. 

She said, "After failing my A-levels, I thought my dreams of becoming a midwife were over. But a health and social care course at Walsall College 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.

I really enjoyed placement as I was able to gain experience on nursing wards and within a playgroup providing me with insight in to 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 cesarean 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.”

Case studies of former college students, who have achieved great success at the college and in their careers, were also used in the brochure to inspire prospective students.

Hanif Momin, one of the case studies featured, studied a Level 1 and 2 in Painting and Decorating. Now, he works as an apprentice for Bell Group following a successful one-week placement with the company through Walsall College.

He said, “I spent one week with the company, helping its staff paint and decorate at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall campus.

I learned a wide range of skills during the course, such as painting, rolling and wallpapering. But more importantly, I gained more confidence in myself thanks to the supportive tutors I had. They all told me I could do really well, and I don’t think I would have developed that mind-set had I not gone to Walsall College.”

Packed with trendy infographics, this year’s prospectus includes a wide range of information, including support available, employability tips and progression routes within each subject area.

The prospectus also explains ways parents can support their child at home with their college work. As a provider that puts student success at its core, the brochure shows different routes a student can take to success.

The course guide was produced and designed using feedback from current and prospective students. A series of focus groups were conducted to find out what learners wanted from a prospectus. As a result, the guide is heavily focused on the range of career and progression routes available within each course area.

Carol Egan, Director of Student Journey at Walsall College, said: “We listened to what students wanted, took their feedback on board and have produced an informative guide to help prospective learners make the important decisions they are faced with once they finish their GCSEs.”

“The guide is designed to help prospective students interested in enrolling on a course, find out the skills they will learn and the careers it could lead to, so they can make more informed decisions. Young people and parents can also gain a better understanding about the progression routes available, before choosing which the right route is for them.”

The college is also inviting prospective students to come and find out how they can start their own successful careers at its Open Day, on Wednesday 10 October 2017, from 4pm – 8pm. Pre-register now!

The V6 Couse Guide can be picked up from either of the college’s campuses, downloaded here or by calling 01922 688852.  

Published on Oct 10th 2018

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