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Jo

Healthcare Support Worker

Working as a Therapy Assistant in the community for three years, I had been looking for an opportunity to develop my skills further and progress my career prospects.

My supervisor was instrumental in assisting me to enrol on the apprenticeship Scheme and the support I have received from my colleges motivates me to work towards achieving my end goal of gaining a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy.

The hours I currently work qualify me for six hours Off the Job training. This enables me to have one day per week away from my “normal work” to study and complete assignments. My assessor from the collage is always available to support me via the telephone if I have any queries and regular face to face meetings ensures that we set assignments to be achieved within agreed target dates. The course electronic learning platform is a useful tool for both learner and assessor, it provide information and guidance for each unit and is easy to use when uploading work to be marked and for the storage of completed work. It enables both learner and assessor to keep track of set assignments and overall course progress.

So far, the apprenticeship has improved my skill set and confidence when working in the ever changing National Health Service and has allowed me to realise my full potential and strive to achieve more.

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