Exeter College

Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which was established in 1970 as the first tertiary college in the UK, bringing together former grammar schools, sixth forms and Exeter Technical College. Exeter College places teaching, learning and student success as its top priority and was awarded the Times Educational Supplement 'Outstanding Provider of the Year in 2012 and BTEC College of the Year in 2014. Exeter College has high expectations of its students and staff and each year achieves excellent exam grades, outstanding training successes and brilliant music, art, sports and community achievements. Exeter College welcomes students of all ages and abilities with excellent tutorial and learner support programmes designed to meet individual needs, challenging all students to reach their full potential.

Updated:
16 February 2016
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Action 1:

For staff within the Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services to receive dementia training in order to become Dementia Friends.

 Action 2

For Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care Studies students to receive dementia training in order to become Dementia Friends and then to attend a Dementia Champion Session in March or June. The degree students will then distribute their knowledge and training within Exeter College by holding a Dementia Friends training session for 16 – 18 year old learners within a tutorial session, accompanied by a tutor in order for students to become Dementia Friends.

Action 3

For all Health and Social Care students within Exeter College to fund raise in aid of Dementia Awareness week and donate all monies to Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The targets are very student-focused, with the emphasis being placed on mature students who lead very busy lives often juggling family and work commitments alongside the demands of a very challenging degree course. 

It is recognised that the pressures of everyday demands may impede on the students’ ability of being able to find the time to meet the targets.

Member website

www.exe-coll.ac.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Champions Training

    For Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care Studies students to receive dementia training in order to become Dementia Friends and then to attend a Dementia Champion Session in March or June.

    The degree students will then distribute their knowledge and training within Exeter College by holding a Dementia Friends training session for 16 – 18 year old learners within a tutorial session, accompanied by a tutor in order for students to become Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Dementia Friends Training

    For staff within the Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services to receive dementia training in order to become Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Dementia Awareness Week

    For all Health and Social Care students within Exeter College to fund raise in aid of Dementia Awareness Week and donate all monies to Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

    Status: