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Learner Bethany Showcases Skills in National Competition

Posted: 5th October 2023 - 3:29pm

Level 3 Health and Social Care learner Bethany Hands will be heading to the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Health and Social Care Competition in Wigan this November.

Health and Social Care practitioners work in a wide variety of settings, providing care and support to people facing ill health or medical conditions. As part of the WorldSkills UK Finals, Bethany will be expected to showcase her skills and values and demonstrate the behaviours and attitudes required to work in the health and social care sector.

To reach the national finals, Bethany has had to face regional qualifying stages, completing practical exercises, and being assessed by a panel of industry experts. Looking ahead to the final competition in November, Bethany shared, “The WorldSkills competition both raises awareness of, and rewards key lifesaving skills. The competition recognises the importance of health and social care professionals around the world, and I’m so proud to represent Loughborough College and showcase the skills I have learnt that will last a lifetime.”

Over the course of the competition, Bethany will work through a number of practical scenarios, showcasing a breadth of knowledge, techniques, and skills that are vital to a career in the health and social care industry. Hoping to receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal, Bethany is feeling prepared to compete, adding, “I can’t wait to take part. I take pride in my work, and everything I have done to get so far. Being able to compete in previous stages has been so enlightening and has provided me with a range of new skills, from communication to confidence.”

WorldSkills UK host a range of national and international competitions for young people in a wide range of sectors, including electrical installation, hairdressing, and cyber security.

Curriculum Manager for Caring Services, Sharon Geary-Neal expressed her support for Bethany’s success, sharing, “I’m incredibly proud of Bethany’s achievement. It is a real testament to her dedication and hard work.

This competition is a unique platform to refine talent and enhance expertise and Bethany will have the opportunity to develop crucial skills for her future. These skills will undoubtedly serve her well in the future. Go, Bethany! Show the world what you are made of.”