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Constructions students with Arran McCallum.

Constructions students with Arran McCallum.

Students gained valuable experience by taking part in an engagement event designed to raise awareness of the importance of first aid.

Saving lives on the frontline is all in a day’s work for College Construction Technician and St John Ambulance Unit Manager, Arran McCallum, who volunteers for the Oakwell Unit, supporting the NHS on the frontline in Barnsley and the wider area by providing essential services to care.

Business, Construction, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Public Services and Sport students were able to find out what St John Ambulance does on the front line, the lifesaving equipment the volunteers use on the ambulance and the action required in certain situations.

Arran said: “We set up the engagement event to provide students with lifesaving knowledge for the future and provide them with skills that could be required in any emergency situation. As Oakwell Unit Manager, I’m really proud to bring lifesaving knowledge to our students at Barnsley College. This is a fantastic opportunity and I aim to give basic first aid awareness to every student possible. If anyone is interested in volunteering for St John Ambulance please get in touch, arran.mccallum@sja.org.uk.”

Barnsley College offers a range of study programmes including full and part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships, T Levels and university-level courses.

If you’re aged 16-18 and not currently in education, employment or training, then it’s not too late to join us in January 2022. The College can create a bespoke study programme tailored to your needs. Contact our friendly team to find out how we can create you a personalised timetable. Whether it’s a mix of art, sport, digital and fashion; or construction, catering, games design and music; or anything in between, you can try the courses you want and build your skills for whatever you want to do in the future!

To find out more and start building your bespoke programme, visit www.barnsley.ac.uk/build-your-skills, email omlreception@barnsley.ac.uk or call 01226 216 150. Alternatively, attend the College’s free pizza lunch event on Thursday 6 January to find out about the range of courses on offer and start creating your bespoke timetable.

Last updated: 8th December 2021

Originally posted on: 8th December 2021