Aylesbury MP Rob Butler said he is ‘proud’ to have opened the town’s first-ever health and social care training facility for students.

Based at the Aylesbury UTC, which is a short walk away from the town’s college, the new suite will train teenagers in their GCSEs and *T-Levels about what the career holds through state-of-the-art equipment that emulates a hospital ward, a home living area, an assessment room and a physiotherapy and rehabilitation section.

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The official unveiling took place on Friday, June 23 with the Conservative MP cutting the ribbon alongside Sir Mike Tomlinson, the former chief inspector of schools at Ofsted.

Bucks Free Press: Two students with Rob Butler MP at the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Aylesbury UTCTwo students with Rob Butler MP at the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Aylesbury UTC (Image: Aylesbury UTC)

Mr Butler told the Free Press: “This is the school that I have been to the most in my constituency and the provision this has is crucial for the future.

“This is to help train young people as a workplace for their future and they have already begun a social healthcare pathway for some GCSE students, and this suite offers them amazing facilities to learn hands-on, certain aspects of the job.

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“Buckinghamshire has an increasingly ageing population, there are a lot of chronically unwell people, and there are shortages of professionals all over the country which includes Buckinghamshire, right from our hospitals and our GP surgeries.

“So this provides students training, skills along with expertise from a young age.

“This potentially creates the opportunity to contribute to their local community in health and social care, where we know there will be plenty of jobs.

Bucks Free Press: Rob Butler at Aylesbury UTC Rob Butler at Aylesbury UTC (Image: Aylesbury UTC)

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“I’m very proud to have the Aylesbury UTC in my constituency and I’ve said that several times during the House of Commons.”

* The technical equivalent to A-levels, T Levels include a 315-hour work placement that students must complete with an employer, in addition to classroom tuition and examinations