Health & Social Care learner triumphs at WorldSkillsUK Caring Competition
An 18-year-old learner from Redbridge College beat off competition from a host of more experienced candidates to be a winner at the London and East of England heat of the WorldSkills UK Caring Competition.
Jumanah Chowdhury, who studies Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, finished ahead of competitors with years of industry experience to take third prize at the event on Thursday 18 April.
During the day-long event Jumanah demonstrated outstanding delivery of care in a mixture of 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 to replicate situations which competitors would be expected to face in their everyday roles.
Speaking after the event, Jumanah said: “It was amazing to have achieved third place because the people I was competing alongside had years of experience and I’m still studying at college.
"To be asked to be part of the event, and to have finished third, was amazing for me and a privilege.”
Jumanah, who plans to enter nursing or counselling once successfully completing her studies, added:
“To be a good carer you need to have confidence and patience and be open and friendly. To be able to help others every day is an amazing feeling.”
WorldSkills UK competitions form part of WorldSkills International, the world’s largest vocational skills competition, and aim to find the best social care workers in the country.
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Caption for image: Learner Jumanah Chowdhury pictured with her prize winner’s certificate at the college