23rd October 2013 Written by Helena McVeigh

It is with great pride that Head of School, Geraldine Lavery, and I will accept the Skills for Health Quality Mark this week on behalf of our colleagues in the School of Health and Social at North West Regional College. This accolade recognises the learning excellence, the ethos of our team and our commitment to deliver the highest quality training, through innovative engagement with private, statutory, voluntary and community based Health and Social Care Organisations.

The Level 2 and 3 Diploma and ApprenticeshipsNI courses provide Health and Social Care staff, who have years of experience in their work settings, with valuable recognised qualifications, tailored to their specialist area and delivered in partnership with their employers.

Our team, co-ordinated by Louise Henry and Margaret McChrystal, are highly qualified lecturers with a wide range of Nursing and Social Work experience. They exemplify the core values of Health and Social Care and are committed to best practice.

The Quality Mark Application process and assessment visit was preceded by an Education and Training Inspection, which also rated the quality of our Leadership and Management, and Teaching and Learning as outstanding.

On behalf of all who have worked so hard to achieve this prestigious Award, I wish to acknowledge how much we value and appreciate the recognition of The Sector Skills for Health Quality Mark.

To find out more about the Skills for Health Quality Mark click here.

Helena McVeigh (Curriculum Manager for Work Based Learning, School of Health & Social Care, North West Regional College, Northern Ireland)