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Third year students from Edge Hill’s Faculty of Health and Social Care have been given the opportunity to take part in a national campaign with Sainsbury’s, which will help enhance their graduate employability skills.

The Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme is delivered through the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), a charity working to make active lives possible, and sports coach UK who aim to transform lives through coaching.

The three-hour practical workshop is designed to improve knowledge, competence and confidence in delivering sports-based activities to disabled people.

Laura Ashton-Goldthorpe, Lecturer in Applied Health and Social Care, has taken the lead on the project.

 “Inclusive Community Training is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain practical inclusive transferable skills, which reflects Public Health strategy for healthier active lifestyles on local national and global level,” said Laura.

The initiative will equip 44 third year students on Applied Health and Social Care undergraduate programmes to support both children and adults with disabilities in the local community. In addition, this will enhance their work experience and placement opportunities.

Carol Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Applied Health and Social Care added:

“As future practitioners in the Health and Social Care sector, students participating in this training will demonstrate their commitment to inclusive practice. This will enhance their future employability.”