Jessica studies BTEC Health and Social Care at Newcastle College and has dreams of becoming a Paediatric Nurse. Whilst studying she has been able to gain industry experience on placements in hospitals, supporting children with additional needs, as well as volunteering at her local Covid vaccination centre.
Jessica commented: “I chose Health and Social Care BTEC as I knew I wanted to work within healthcare and the facilities within college are really good for developing our skills. Additionally, we have opportunities to go out on placement.
“We get experience of practical work in the simulation rooms, learn key theory, take part in educational trips and placements, making it a good mix.”
Jessica has now received offers to study a Children’s Nursing degree.