Health and Social Care

Call the Midwife

West Cheshire College’s Health and Social Care Student of the Year, Charlotte Hignett, 18, from Bromborough, has secured a highly competitive place to study a BA in Midwifery Practice at York University.

Charlotte studied Health and Social Care at West Cheshire College and achieved a triple distinction, and throughout her time at the College has demonstrated excellent vocational skills.

Charlotte said: “There are only 20 places available on the Midwifery degree course at York so I’m delighted to have gained a place. I had really set my sights on their midwifery course so I was really excited when I learned that I had been accepted.

“I’ve had a great time studying at West Cheshire College and everyone has been really supportive. I have grown in confidence and benefitted from a good mix of theory and practical work that has given me the skills and confidence I need to be successful.”

April Proffitt, Early Years and Health and Social Care Tutor at West Cheshire College said: “Charlotte has worked really hard throughout her two year course. She has an excellent work ethic and always gives 100% in all she does, one of the many reasons she was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ at our annual awards ceremony earlier this year.

“Her work placement employer was very complimentary about Charlotte and gave excellent feedback on her work. The balance between the academic rigour together with learning both the technical skills and developing a holistic philosophy of care really is essential as a midwife and Charlotte has worked hard in both these areas.

“Training as a midwife is demanding and places on midwifery degree are very competitive. For Charlotte to gain one of these places truly is an excellent achievement, especially for a student of her age.”

Another star student currently studying at the College is Level 3 Health and Social Care student, Sharna Fieldsend, 18, from Chester. Sharna commented: “I originally intended to study hospitality and catering, however after attending an open evening at the College, I realised that nursing was more suited to me.

“I have now completed my Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications, and having loved the courses I have since progressed to Level 3. On completion I would like to complete a Nursing Apprenticeship with the NHS, and go on to become a Nurse.”