The work of this team centres on training young people between the ages of 16 – 18 for a role in caring
for others. Many of those taking this course have not had positive experiences of education previously
and may well have been looked after in the care system themselves. The team not only supports their
vocational aspirations, they also provide high levels of nurture and care, to expand learners’ horizons
and experiences. They provide opportunities which are used to facilitate learning through realism,
empathy, understanding and compassion which many learners have not experienced in their own lives, to help equip them for success in life beyond college.