Communities First helped to improve qualifications and job prospects

Published on Thursday, 27 July, 2017

Local community member, Hayley recently completed her Emergency Paediatric First Aid with Bridgend Communities First. A few weeks later at another course, Hayley shared with Communities First staff that because of the skills she learnt on our first aid course, she was able to help at a scene where a local child got knocked over by a car. Hayley was one of the first on the scene and she used her knowledge from the course to put the child into the recovery position while the Ambulance arrived.

Hayley said:“Thanks to the knowledge that I had from the paediatric course,  I had the confidence to deal with the situation and put the child into the recovery position until the paramedics arrived. The courses with Communities First have given me life skills as well as helping me to improve my qualifications and job prospects so I can give my children a better life.”

Hayley has been involved with Bridgend Communities First for a few years which has improve her employability skills and her confidence through attending a variety of different courses including food safety, willow weaving, first aid, youth work, play work and hair and beauty courses. She has also worked with the Bridgend Employment Skills Project (BESP) to gain her Level 2 in Numeracy.

Hayley said: “I have enjoyed all of the courses that I have attended with Communities First and have appreciated meeting new people and gaining qualifications.  The numeracy course has given me the skills that I needed to help my children with their homework. The courses have pushed me out of my comfort zone and I’m now really looking forward to further courses and job opportunities.”