Experiences after Health & Social Care – University & International Work Placement

An interview with Georgia Bond, 20, from Morecambe

We recently caught up with Georgia, who has just returned from an international work placement in the USA…

What course did you study at Kendal College?

Health and Social Care Level 3, which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

What was it like being a student at Kendal College?


What was your most memorable moment at Kendal College?

Taking the end of year trip to France, where we visited Paris and Disneyland.

What opportunities did you have as a student at the College?

It gave me opportunities to work with children with special educational needs in a school based setting due to placements throughout each year. Even though I studied Health and Social Care and ended up changing my aspiration from being a nurse to working in the education sector, this course gave the footprints for what I needed to get where I am today. I would not have been able to do this without the support of the staff there.

College gave the experience in the field which gave me the confidence to do Camp America in summer 2015 where I worked as a Special Needs Councillor for 3 months.

Would you recommend studying at Kendal College (and why)?

Yes, I would recommend studying at Kendal College. I found the College to be a relaxed learning environment with many extra-curricular opportunities. I also found the staff to be very friendly and professional, always around to offer help and advice.

What university are you now at?

Nottingham Trent University.

What course are you studying? And what does it cover?

Early Years and Special Inclusive Education BA (Hons). This course involves the theory and practice of child development, and inclusive strategies and methods in mainstream classrooms.

What do you like most about your university course?

The opportunity to have an international placement. Where I came to the USA, CT for 3 months. I was in a Pre-K school working with 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Whilst out in the USA I was able to travel to California, Arizona, Nevada,  Rhode Island, Boston and New York.

What would you like to do after university?

My university course opens up many avenues for me to go into and I have not made a concrete decision on my career choice, this is one other reason I really like my course. I would like to move to the USA and peruse my career in Special Education.

If you could give one piece of advice to people considering Kendal College, what would it be?

Don’t think twice. Kendal College has given me opportunities that many think College cannot give you but I am proof that they are wrong.

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