Press Release

17 March 2011

Academics from Canterbury Christ Church University have published a book designed to assist Foundation Degree Students, to make the most from their work based learning (WBL) experiences in health and social care settings.

Carolyn Jackson and Claire Thurgate (front), Peter Ellis, Mark Head, Mary Northrop and Debbie Beatty (back)
Carolyn Jackson and Claire Thurgate (front), Peter Ellis, Mark Head, Mary Northrop and Debbie Beatty (back)

 ‘Workplace learning in health and social care: a student’s guide’ has been written by
Carolyn Jackson, Head of the University’s Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies Department, and Claire Thurgate, Portfolio Director Foundation Degrees in the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

The book aims to support students to understand the different aspects of WBL and how it links to their foundation degree, lifelong learning and their own individual personal development.  It also shows students how to develop relationships with their employers and key members of their multi-disciplinary team, as well as how to demonstrate evidence of learning in the workplace through their Personal Development Plan and professional portfolio.

Carolyn Jackson said: “In addition to offering real life quotes and tips from healthcare students undertaking WBL as part of their foundation degree. The ‘Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care’ guide has contributions from a range of experts in the field. As a result it is ideal for foundation degree students as well as health care workers, health care assistants and assistant practitioners.”


Notes to Editor

Contributors to the book include academics and leading professional practitioners as well as past students now working as Assistant Practitioners in the region. The foreword has been written by Professor Jan Dewing, Head of Person Centred Research and Practice Development East Sussex Community Health NHS/Canterbury Christchurch University.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

• As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.



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