Brilliant Podcast Brings Home the Bronze

Well done to students Toby, Terrance and Bily, who won bronze medals at the recent Inclusive Skills Competitions!

Toby, Terrance and Bily competed in the Inclusive Skills Competitions this November, at WorldSkills UK Live 2018. This is a national competition run in association with Natspec – The Voice of Specialist Further Education, and the Association of Colleges. The Inclusive Skills Competitions aim to help young people with learning difficulties and disabilities to showcase their skills and growing independence.

The students entered the competition while studying Next Steps to Independence and Vocational Introduction to College with the College last year. They were successful in the South East regional heats held at the College, which qualified them for the national final held in Birmingham. Since qualifying, the students have progressed on to a Level 1 Media course. 

For the competition final, each team had to work together to prepare a podcast reviewing a film of their choice. The students created a short audio package of no more than 15 minutes which included examples of music, sound bites and pre-recorded interviews, from and about their film.

Programme Manager for Foundation and Entry Level Studies, Liz Wilson, commented: “It was great to be part of the Inclusive WorldSkills competitions and we hope to send more students next year across a range of vocational areas. The students should feel very proud of themselves, they coped so well with a range of technical difficulties and stayed calm under the pressure of an external competition.”

Our Foundation and Entry Level department offers courses to help those with additional learning needs, learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you would like to find out more about these courses, please get in touch at 01252 40 55 55 or message us. Applications can be made online and Open Events are held throughout the year.