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National Diploma in Health and social Care
Former student Alistair Beverley looks back on his time at college with fond memories and describes the National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Trainee Health Professionals) as a significant stepping stone that guided him into a university education and also employment as a physiotherapist.
After leaving school, Alistair studied his A Levels and applied for a physiotherapy course at university. Unfortunately his application was rejected, resulting in a decision to take a vocational course at college.
The course enabled him to carry out work placements within the Neurology department at Sheffield Hallam University and also the A&E department at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.
This hands on experience combined with regular assignment practice gave Alistair the knowledge and confidence he needed to gain a competitive advantage to submit a successful university application.
Alistair describes his time at college as a “step up from A Levels” that gave him a “sense of independence”.
Since completing the BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University, Alistair is now working as a Community Physiotherapist in Learning Disabilities for Nottingham Primary Care Trust.