We offer a range of activities tailored to your educational and training needs. With a six-bed hospital ward, fully-equipped home care room, emergency care centre, and a fully immersive, 3D, VR learning space available across our Oxford and Reading campuses, we provide the hands-on, practical learning experiences that your students need.
Our Care Skills Training Centres at City of Oxford College and Reading College provide acute clinical and residential care facilities for simulated teaching and learning.
As well as using the facilities for our own learning programmes, we are keen to help meet the training and development needs of local health care organisations, schools and colleges.
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Our centres offer a range of facilities and equipment. We give students hands-on experience by training with simulation mannequins that have state-of-the-art IT monitoring and diagnostic resources.
Our healthcare pathways with industry placements
The Hospital Ward
Fully immerse yourself in a realistic, clinical environment and learn essential clinical and caring skills.
Our simulation mannequins allow students to learn care skills in a safe but realistic way. As a mock A&E department, the care suite gives students the opportunity to practice basic and advanced observational skills, first aid, emergency care, drug administration and wound dressing.
Each of our six beds is monitored via plasma screens, and has allocated IT diagnostic equipment, allowing more advanced students the opportunity to practice their skills independently. Our IT classroom has internet connection, screening and recording equipment.
The Immersive Space (Reading only)
The immersive space at Reading College uses cutting-edge projection equipment to simulate a variety of environments. Images are projected onto the walls of the learning environment through 360 degrees, making you feel a real part of the action. From operating theatres to deep dives inside the human body, you'll see it all!
The Home Care Room
Our home care room has been designed to replicate a real-life home environment; visitors can practice in-home care provision and independent living promotion for the elderly, or those requiring care in their own or residential home.
The home care room includes a seating area and bedroom, plus a fully equipped bathroom with hoist and bathroom aids. The room is fully equipped with all the aids needed to care for people with a range of different health conditions.
We can provide classroom space within the care suite complex for breakout areas and the extension of learning sessions.
Classrooms are equipped with projector whiteboards, internet connection and desk and seating arrangements as required for all your educational needs.