I have an HNC in Childcare and Education and currently work as a Nursery Nurse within Edinburgh City Council. I chose to do this course to develop my skills in collaborative working with education and allied health professionals and to also develop my ability to meet the needs of learners and families.

 

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

 

I have an HNC in Childcare and Education and currently work as a nursery nurse within Edinburgh City Council. I chose to do this course to develop my skills in collaborative working with education and allied health professionals and to also develop my ability to meet the needs of learners and families.

The Course

I was not entirely sure what to expect other than I hoped the course would offer me the opportunity to develop the skills listed above and to learn how to apply research to my practice.

Although the workload was quite intensive, tutors were always available to offer support and guidance whether through scheduled support sessions or during tutorials. This was particularly helpful as not only was I working full time and studying, I had not studied at this level before.

"As a result of this course, I now feel more confident in my ability to work in collaboration with colleagues and to suggest and develop current working practices. I have a deeper understanding of evidence based practice, government Acts and policy."
Julie Baxter

As a result of this course, I now feel more confident in my ability to work in collaboration with colleagues and to suggest and develop current working practices. I have a deeper understanding of evidence based practice, government Acts and policy.

I was not familiar with using online tutorials – (Blackboard system), and this did take me a bit of time to get used but my colleagues/tutors helped.

Life after Graduation

I was asked to carry out a pilot project as a result of the final course module. Subsequent to the above pilot phase, I am now involved in rolling out a project.

 

Story published 2016-2017

Collaborative Working: Education and Therapy

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