My name is Pam Hardy and I have been a Member of the FHT for 14 years and Coordinator for the Eastbourne and South Downs FHT Local Group for the last six years. I have recently become an Ambassador for the FHT and wanted to share with you my day as an Ambassador.
I was invited by the local College to come along to give some employability feedback to the students. When I arrived in the morning, the Level 3 complementary therapy students were just about to take their final exam. I was asked if I could assess them and give them feedback as to their employability. I spent the whole time in the exam with them assessing their two treatments, of a back, neck and shoulder massage and a reflexology treatment on the same client. They had two hours to complete their task.
Whilst they were treating, I was assessing them with the lecturer, Bev Collison, who is also an FHT member. We discussed everything that they did throughout the two hours, making very thorough notes as we went. At the end of the exam, Bev and I discussed all the students and graded them accordingly. The students were then called back in for us to give them their final grading and feedback.
I was introduced to all the staff at the college as an Ambassador for the FHT and they all told me how happy they were to have our support. I felt so privileged to be invited by the college on such a busy day, to see the high standards achieved by both the college and students, and to give them valuable feedback on their employability and future careers. I wished them all the best for their future and the students all did really, really well.