12 October 2023

USP College transform classroom to health ward to support learning

A £1.5 million college expansion is giving young people a unique opportunity to work within a simulation hospital.

A £1.5 million college expansion is giving young people a unique opportunity to work within a simulation hospital.

USP College Seevic Campus, in Benfleet, received the Department for Education funding to enable it to offer students a chance to get hands-on during their studies.

The new building, an extension of the existing facilities, houses modern, innovative, specialist equipment to mimic industry standards to ensure students can replicate real-world working environments.

Thanks to the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, students will be able to immerse themselves in their chosen career – including feeding, changing and educating children at nursery and consulting with patients and prescribing medication in a healthcare setting.

The simulated healthcare environment will recreate realistic healthcare and social care scenarios, allowing students to practice skills and decision-making in situations which closely resemble those they will encounter in their future careers – including patient assessments, emergency situations and counselling sessions.

The state-of-the-art hospital beds and technical equipment also mean students can practice and refine clinical and interpersonal skills, such as wound care, administering medication, conducting physical assessments, and communicating with patients and clients, using the most up-to-date software in the medical sector.

The investments will support learners across all courses at USP College, although the investment predominantly supports those studying our new T-Level Health qualification. 

The College have also invested in a new simulation nursery, mega Science Labs and brand new digital tech spaces with more to be revealed soon.


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