North Yorkshire Care Academy celebrates end of successful first year

North Yorkshire Care Academy, a joint collaboration between Scarborough Sixth Form and Scarborough TEC, is celebrating the end of a successful first year, with almost 60 young people from schools from North Yorkshire taking advantage of the pioneering scheme.

North Yorkshire Care Academy was launched in November 2018 with pupils from Caedmon College in Whitby and Graham School, Scalby School and St Augustine’s School in Scarborough taking part in workshops throughout the year that have been designed to address the needs of the Health, Social Care, Early Years and Allied Professions, including;

  • Raising aspirations of young people and encouraging them to consider a career to meet the forecasted skills shortages
  • Providing insight into the range of careers within the industries to enable young people to make an informed career choice
  • Supporting young people in providing career choice and opportunities through programmes aligned to employer and sector need
  • Improving achievement and progression by providing clear pathways into employment and further study.

The students have engaged in a range of activities and specialist workshops that have included:

  • Medical Mavericks
  • Basic First Aid Skills
  • Crime Laboratory
  • Infection Control
  • Interactive Nursing
  • Assessment of Care Requirements
  • Diagnostic testing for Sarcopenia
  • Adult Nursing
  • Biomedical Science
  • Working as a Paramedic

The participants have been involved in industry workshops with a number of specialists including a Midwife, Pharmacist, Macmillan Nurse, Paramedic, Early Years Practitioners, Children’s Centre,SENCO, Safeguarding Lead, Domiciliary Care Manager, Biomedical Scientist and Residential and Nursing Care Manager.

Dawn Price, Project Coordinator for North Yorkshire Care Academy said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the feedback we have received for the first year of the Academy.  It has been wonderful to see these young people engage in a diverse range of activities that has enabled them to make an informed career choice and led to each of them making a decision on which career path they wish to focus on.

“We are now looking forward to a new cohort of students joining the Academy in September while we make sure those who have been studying with us this year are supported as they progress towards the next steps on their educational journey.”