Ackroyd Clinic is a care home based in Rotherham, they provide quality nursing and residential care support to their residents. They were approached by Aspect training; a specialist training provider in Health & Social Care to assess their training needs. After they were identified employees from Ackroyd were offered a level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care.
Margaret Mason is employed as a care assistant mostly working night shifts. The training has not only benefitted Margaret's job role she now feels more confident to learn new skills, and doesn't feel uncomfortable about undertaking further training, she explains:
“This is the first qualification I have ever achieved. It has given me lots of confidence as I have dyslexia and have never had the confidence to complete courses like this before…by having one to one sessions with my tutor, it has given me the confidence to complete training that I didn't think I would be able to do and this has helped me feel equal and as good as the other care assistants where I work.”
When asked about the impact of the training and future plans Margaret stated, “By doing this training I am able to carry on with my job role it has given me the skills and knowledge that I need.” Her aim is to now carry on working in care and to keep her skills and knowledge up to date. She is particularly interested in completing a qualification on awareness of dementia.
For further information about Aspect Training visit: www.aspect-training.co.uk