First Aid success for future hairdressers and barbers

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Hairdressing and Barbering students from the Coatbridge Campus have added First Aid to their list of skills thanks to New College Lanakshire's Learner Engagement Team. 

Students on the SVQ2 Hairdressing and Barbering courses completed a one-day First Aid Training Course at St. Andrew's First Aid in Glasgow.

One of Scotland's leading social enterprises with training centres throughout the country, the St. Andrew's First Aid training gave the students the chance to add to their CV while learning valuable skills that they may put to use in their future careers.

The training was organised as part of a Learner Engagement Team initiative to provide extra-curricular training opportunities to students.

Ross Brand, Learner Engagement Officer, said: “We have a strong relationship with St. Andrew’s First Aid have nothing but respect and admiration for the selfless work they do in the community.

“We put forward a proposal to them to deliver condensed versions of their Frist Aid demonstration workshops which would fit in with our student timetables.

“They were very keen to accommodate us despite their extremely busy schedules working up and down the country and agreed to facilitate six sessions across our three main campuses.

“We hope that the students who completed the training now feel more confident and empowered to act and apply the skills they learned.”

Neil McMullen, Curriculum and Quality Leader in the Faculty of Service Industries, said: "Thank you to the Learner Engagement Team for creating this opportunity for our students.

"Some of these students will be taking part in an Erasmus trip to Murcia soon and all SVQ2 students will be taking on a work placement as part of their course so this training will be very useful for them to have in these situations, as well as with their future employment."

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