Lucy - L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
“I have wanted to do my Level 3 apprenticeship for a couple of years now, I used to act up to senior level when I was in a Level 2 post and was then successful at interview for a Level 3 post so I was finally able to start. I am enjoying it and it’s going really well so far. I feel it will benefit my future career by opening a lot of doors for me.
My manager is very supportive and always helps and observes if I need it. My assessor is also very supportive and very approachable. What would I say to someone thinking about doing an apprenticeship? Go for it!”
Sharon - L5 Care and Leadership Management
"I’ve been working in my current role in Bedale for eight months and started my Level 5 apprenticeship in Care and Leadership Management in November last year. The training will last for 18 months. I needed to complete my Level 5 for my new post as a Registered Manager. The training’s going really well – I’m on target and enjoying it. I’m learning things all the time and it’s giving me confidence and reassurance within my role. I’ve chosen units that will enhance my role as a Registered Manager. I’ve not touched on some of these units before - such as safe recruitment. I’m currently interviewing for new staff so this training is invaluable to me.
My employer and my line manager are very supportive. I’m doing my 20% off-the-job training every week and my manager is only a phone call or an e-mail away if I require any support. Although I’m very happy with my job at present, I feel that completing the Level 5 apprenticeship will open up many doors in the care sector in the future."
G - L2 Certificate in Health and Social Care (Adults)
“I came into this job because I wanted a new challenge. The shift patterns and proximity to home fit well with my family commitments. I’m keen to learn new skills and gain knowledge to be able to practice at the highest professional standard. I knew that the Level 2 qualification would be available to me but I wasn’t aware of the apprenticeship scheme. I’m finding the training interesting and it’s going really well. I’m really enjoying doing the course and researching the topics for the units.
I’ve had previous experience of caring for elderly people but the knowledge I’m gaining by doing the apprenticeship is giving me confidence that my practice is correct, my standards of care are high and I’m able to do my job to the best of my ability. I feel well supported by my manager. She is able to give me time to work through any units and she understands the time pressures that the additional work demands. My assessor is available for support at any time and is willing to give guidance when I ask.
The apprenticeship is inspiring me to keep on training and I’m hoping to continue to study and to go on to gain my Level 3 qualification, which will enable me to advance my career within this field.”
Melissa - L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
“I have wanted the progression for many years so finally getting to do it has been the stand out moment of my apprenticeship journey so far. Apprenticeship training will give me better opportunities to progress in my career. It will take a long time but it will be worth it, and I receive a good level of support from both my line manager and training provider."