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Elly Pearce (Health & Social Care Apprenticeship)

Elly began her Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care at Intermediate level, progressed onto Advanced level and is now undertaking the apprenticeship at Higher level. She is employed at The Gables Rest Home as their Training Lead.

Elly had worked in and out of care since leaving school but it was only when she started at The Gables that she was encouraged to gain formal qualifications. Elly says, “I have been supported to gain qualifications and additional training as my role has progressed. In addition to my health and social care qualifications I was also supported to get my Level 3 Award In Education And Training (PTLLS).”

“I am currently on a Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management. I am really enjoying studying and the support from the assessor is excellent. She has a wealth of knowledge and continues to stretch me to find out more.”

The Gables are delighted with Elly’s progress, “Training is very important in our business and I always support my staff to continue their education. Developing my staff has a real benefit to how they approach their role, which improves the care in our home. You never stop learning. The apprenticeship route has allowed me to invest in my existing staff resulting in a low turnover of staff. It is not the doing but how we do it.”

Elly is an example of how far you can progress within your chosen career, through the apprenticeship route. It also highlights the benefits to employers who can develop the training and education of their staff in the workplace.

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