Evening celebrates health and social care workers of tomorrow

Amidst applause and congratulations, the country’s health and social care workers of tomorrow received their awards before heading off into further study and employment.

In a wonderful awards ceremony held in the Fal building, Truro and Penwith College Health, Social Care and CPLD students were called up and awarded their qualifications in front of family and friends. The students ranged from Level 1 to Level 3 students, with everyone joining in applause to celebrate one and another’s achievements.

Harriet Hickling - BTEC National Diploma in Childrens Learning Play and Development student is off to become a Norland Nanny

Harriet Hickling - BTEC National Diploma in Childrens Learning Play and Development student is off to become a Norland Nanny

The evening was filled with speeches praising the students for all of their hard work. Cheryl Mewton, Director of Studies at the College, started the presentations off by commending the students and thanking their families and staff at the College for their support.

Sharing the same first steps into their field, the students are now off on the next leg of their health and social care journey.

Sharing the same first steps into their field, the students are now off on the next leg of their health and social care journey.

With the presentations underway, it was fantastic to hear the variety in destinations for the students. Those headed to university will be studying anything from primary teaching and social work to midwifery and paramedic science. Some students will be going straight into employment in similar fields with others staying at the College to complete further study and Apprenticeships, showing just how varied the Health, Social Care and CPLD course progression is.

The group photos were a great end to the evening

The group photos were a great end to the evening.

After all of the awards were handed out, tutor groups gathered for the last time to have a final photo together, with emotional goodbyes being shared by students and staff alike.

Elizabeth Phillips, Programme Team Leader of Community Studies at the College, was thrilled to be able to provide this evening of celebration for the students, who are doing incredibly well in their courses.

The area continues to grow and we now have more students than ever who are achieving and will become the sector's workforce of the future. They all deserve to be very proud of themselves as many have overcome difficult challenges.

Elizabeth Phillips