MindLeaders ThirdForce announce one of the first learners in the UK to complete the new QCF Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2.
The new qualification has replaced the NVQ and is designed for anyone who works with people to support and assist them with physical or emotional care, daily living needs or maintaining their independence.
The Health and Social Care Diploma is the natural training progression from the Common Induction Standards (CIS) e-learning course. The diploma course delivered by MindLeaders ThirdForce consists of integrated e-learning content and an e-portfolio, plus personalised one-to-one support from a learning support manager (LSM.)
Julie Dance, Natalie’s LSM at MindLeaders ThirdForce, said: “I have really enjoyed delivering the new diploma. It is different enough for it to be a challenge and I feel it more effectively reflects learner knowledge and understanding.”
Natalie commented: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working through the diploma and my assessor Julie was fantastic, a great support. At work, I have had great support and encouragement from my managers Lisa Sandom and Neil Johnson too, and feel very proud not only for myself but for the Southampton branch of Care UK.”
“My outlook towards my role as a care worker has always been very professional, but doing this diploma has highlighted to me the importance of our roles as care workers in the community. It will help me to continue to deliver a high quality of care to my service users.”
Julie said of Natalie: “She has been brilliant from the start. She was signed up in early February and I knew right away that she was keen to make progress, so much so that she went straight home and completed her first task immediately! She has taken guidance well and been able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge and skills base.”
Neil Johnson, branch manager at Southampton branch, added: “I wholeheartedly congratulate Natalie on being one of the first care workers in the country to achieve this new qualification, and on her speed and efficiency in completing the diploma.“
“She is a valued member of the team and such an achievement demonstrates both her commitment to the high standard of care she gives to the people she supports and also her career at Care UK. As a result, we see Natalie becoming one of our team leaders in the very near future. Her approach is a great example of the high standards we expect of our workforce.”
MindLeaders ThirdForce had been planning for the introduction of the new diploma for several months and was subsequently able to launch the qualification as soon as it gained final approval.
Roger Francis, learning services and HR director at ThirdForce, said: “I am delighted that Natalie has become one of the first learners in the UK to achieve the new Health and Social Care Diploma, and that we were able to help her achieve this success so quickly.
“I would like to thank Care UK for the support that they gave to Natalie, as well as my own team of LSMs who developed our approach to this qualification and were instrumental in helping Natalie to achieve such an impressive result.”