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Newman University, Birmingham provides a short course for Health Mentors at its campus in Bartley Green.
The one year part-time course was developed with social impact company, Evolve and prides itself on being an innovative staff training programme. The level 4 course provides bespoke training for Health Mentors deployed into schools by Evolve, providing opportunities to study in groups, complete work shadowing and to partake in independent work placements.
The course aims to promote the development of students’ intellectual and key skills to enable them to progress with their studies and provide them with the necessary preparation for employment, further professional training and academic study.
This year a cohort of six students successfully completed the course which was celebrated on Thursday 12th April at the university campus with an awards evening.
The students celebrated their achievements along with their tutor Dr Simon Bicknell and Vice Chancellor of Newman University, Professor Scott Davidson.
Dr Simon Bicknell commented, “The short course for Health Mentors is an exciting and innovative development for Newman University. This course not only provides us with the opportunity to work closely with our colleagues from Evolve, but also, by training the next generation of Health Mentors, to make an impact on the lives of school children across the country.”
For further information on the Health Mentors course, you can visit the Newman University website.