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Summer school returns to hospice

The St Wilfrid’s summer school returns for its fifth year, giving 16 to 19-year-olds considering careers in health or social care an opportunity to achieve three nationally recognised qualifications in adult social care, end of life care and communication skills.


The week includes a mixture of classroom-based and practical activities. Students will be able to meet a variety of health and social care professionals during the week, including doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, occupational and complementary therapists and social workers.


The closing date for applications is Wednesday, May 1. The summer school will run from Monday to Friday, August 5-9, plus one placement day between Tuesday and Thursday, August 13-15. The course is funded by Health Education England, Kent Surrey Sussex so is free of charge to students.


A previous attendee said: “The summer school was brilliant. Not only did the qualifications gained at the end of the course help my personal statement stand out, but the experiences it offered were invaluable. The ‘speed-dating’ session with different medical professionals was particularly interesting and gave me a great insight into the enormous variety of careers available to me.”


Ideally, students will live or study within St Wilfrid’s West Sussex catchment area, but must be living in Kent, Surrey or Sussex to be able to take advantage of this opportunity.


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