Twenty Health and Social Care and Childcare students from Southern Regional College (SRC) recently travelled to Braga in Portugal on a two week mobility work placement, an opportunity provided by the Erasmus+ programme. 

In early 2019, Southern Regional College formed new partnership links with host organisation Bragamo after SRC staff undertook a job shadowing and observation visit to Portugal.  During this experience, they were highly impressed with the professional and organisational approach of Bragamo.

SRC students during recent work placement trip to Braga, Portugal
SRC students during recent work placement trip to Braga, Portugal

This was SRC’s first Erasmus+ group trip to Portugal and the students attended 10 days of work placement in various nursing homes for the care of the elderly and childcare settings.  These experiences helped the students to learn how care services are delivered in Portugal to meet the needs of both children and the elderly. The students thoroughly enjoyed their placements which proved to be an invaluable learning experience.

In addition to this, students were taken on many cultural trips including a visit to Viana do Castelo, experiencing a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, Braga, the medieval city of Guimaraes and Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. 

The project was fully funded by the Erasmus + Programme and organised the College’s International Affairs Team. For further information, please contact the External Funding and International Affairs Team at Southern Regional College This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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