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Declan makes a splash with new job
Another Forth Valley College Sports Student has made a splash with his Pool Lifeguard qualification, gained over the Easter break.
Declan Carson has followed classmate Seaney McDermott into a full time permanent pool lifeguard role in The Peak at Stirling, after completing the course.
Wai Mun Lee and the College’s Care, Health and Sports Department is continuing to work closely with Chris Cadman Falkirk Community Trust to arrange more external Pool Lifeguard courses for the new term. These courses are usually held within Falkirk Council secondary schools and local sports centres with pools.
The collaboration between FVC and the Falkirk Community Trust does not stop at pool lifeguarding, but also opens other doors within the leisure industry including training for: soft play assistants, leisure attendants and summer kiosk operators.
Delcan Carson, said: “I’ve always wanted to pursue a job in the sports and leisure industry since I was a kid. This had led me on to a journey of learning and going on to different courses at Forth Valley College.
“To ensure I work towards that goal I’ve gained some great experience over the past five years starting off with the SCOTS program, then onto the Skills for Work Sport & Recreation course and after that I went on to the NC Sport and Fitness and then finally completing this year’s Health Fitness & Exercise pathway – it was during this course I achieved the Pool Lifeguard qualification and have now secured a full time permanent job as a Leisure Attendant at The Peak at Stirling.
“I feel that Forth Valley College has given me the skills, knowledge and experience to pursue my new career. For this I'd like to sincerely thank Wai Mun Lee and Chris Cadman for the opportunity they have given me to reach for and achieve my goals and aspirations.”
Wai Mun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, said: “Well done to Declan. His commitment, enthusiasm and willingness to better himself over the past five years has paid off. He has been a great student and individual and a great credit to the College’s SCOTS program which inspired him right at the start. With determination and the right attitude he has achieved his main goal for coming to college, which is to gain employment. An awesome achievement and the best of luck to him in his new job.”