Learners from Coleg Ceredigion have been amongst the first in Wales to take advantage of the return to overseas exchange opportunities with a visit to Alberta in Canada.
The long-awaited visit, delayed due to restrictions imposed by the Covid19 pandemic, was made possible through a grant from the UK Government funded Turing Scheme. The exchange allowed learners from Coleg Ceredigion to explore how successful ideas used by the rural public health care system of Alberta can be implemented in remote areas of Wales.
Students from the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Sciences and second-year Health and Social Care students from the Aberystwyth Campus visited Calgary, Banff and Canmore were also able to learn about post-16 nurse training and how the Alberta healthcare system internalises staff education.
There was a further opportunity to work with Indigenous groups in Canada to learn of the barriers that they face in accessing healthcare.
On their return, learners will have the opportunity to showcase the best practice they have learned.
ColegauCymru International Project Manager Sian Holleran said,
“We’re so pleased to see exchange opportunities recommence for both FE learners and staff! We’re grateful for the support we receive from projects such as The Turing Scheme which allows learners to embrace overseas opportunities which may not otherwise be available to them.”
Contact our CollegesWales International Project Manager, Sian Holleran for further details of possible opportunities available for your college: firstname.lastname@example.org
Turing Scheme Website
Funded by the UK Government, Turing Scheme ensures continuation of valuable work and study abroad opportunities for FE learners. It is the UK’s global programme to study and work abroad providing funding for FE college young people to spend time living, studying or training across the world and is the replacement for the established Erasmus+ Programme.