UCM Launches New Courses to Support the Sport and Healthcare Sectors

University College Isle of Man (UCM) is introducing two new courses: Diploma in Dental Nursing (BTEC Level 3) and Extended Diploma in Football Studies (BTEC Level 3); applications for these 2021/2020 courses are open now.

 (Mrs.) Joanne Richardson, Vice Principal of UCM explained, “We are very excited to introduce these new courses to our wide range of offering. Prior to launching these new courses, we talked with the relevant stakeholders including FC Isle of Man and dental practitioners, as well as health & social care and sport students to gauge their interest in these courses. Their feedback has been very positive; we hope that these qualifications will help raise the current excellent industry standards in dental nursing and sport on the island.”

The Dental Nursing course content will be delivered through the use of technology, with learners at Guernsey College of Further Education, and aims to meet the needs of both, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.

Students will be taught through blended learning. The programme focuses on the direct chair-side work and support required during a range of dental treatments and incorporates learning through lectures, small and large group work, independent research, demonstration of practical skills and hands-on experience within the workplace.

(Mrs.) Louise Misselke, Principal of Guernsey College of Further Education, “We are delighted to be able to offer this dental nursing qualification to Guernsey students through this collaboration with UCM. This is first time that we have delivered a course in this way, but a perfect example of how the Crown Dependencies could work together in partnership to support local industry for all of our islands.” 

The Football Studies course is a two-year fulltime course, which is equivalent to three A-Levels, and is delivered in partnership with FC Isle of Man.

It is aimed at those wishing to develop their footballing talent alongside their academic studies, as well as those who enjoy football and would like to pursue a career in the game within non-playing roles.

UCM will be hosting its annual Information Morning later this month; members of the public are invited to find out more about these new courses and the wide range of further, higher and upskilling courses.

“Information Morning is a brilliant opportunity to meet with tutors who have substantial working experience in their subject related sectors and are well-positioned to give potential students the best advice about their next step in education, which fits with their future career goals,” Joanne explained.

Prospective students can also take the opportunity to explore the college and see first-hand what facilities and recourses are available to support their future studies.

Information Morning will take place at UCM, Homefield Road, Douglas on Saturday 27th February 2021 from 9.30am to 12.30pm

 An additional event specifically for the new Football Studies course, is open for the public at UCM, Hills Meadow, Douglas on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, from 4pm to 7pm