Charlotte Ludwell from Weston College in North Somerset has taken first prize at the third Heat in this year’s WorldSkills UK 2015 Health and Social Care Competition, which was held at South Devon College on the 16th of June and is part of the world’s largest vocational skills competition.
Competitors from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, were able to demonstrate their skills in delivering health care in a competitive environment. This year’s competition is organised by Profiles4Care and sponsored by the NHS Leadership academy.
The Heat in Devon saw some fantastic skills being delivered with personal centred health care being demonstrated throughout, resulting in the following winners;
1st place – Charlotte Ludwell studies at Weston College in North Somerset and works as a Dementia Care assistant.
2nd place – Neisha Ponting, from Educ8 in Wales, works at Age Connect.
3rd place – Kelly Webb, studies at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College in North Somerset.
Organised by Profiles4Care Ltd, the WorldSkills UK competitions are part of WorldSkills International, the world’s largest vocational skills competition.
The competition aims to find the best adult health care workers in the country. Regional Heats are taking place between May and June, with the eight highest scorers from across the country going forward to the National Finals at the Skills Show, being held at the NEC in Birmingham this November.
Over the course of the day, competitors needed to demonstrate the delivery of excellent health care in a mix of written tests and live activities, assessed by a panel of expert judges from across the country. The activities, which included working with older people and people with learning disabilities, were devised by Profiles4Care Ltd to replicate situations which health and social care workers would be expected to face in their everyday roles.
Charlotte Ludwell said; “The highlight of the competition was making so many new friends and colleagues.”