In hot pursuit of National Carers Week, on Tuesday 19th June we hosted a certificate presentation to celebrate the recent achievements of our degree level achievers who are the first cohort to have successfully completed their City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care at Skills Group.
The cohort of 16 Industry professionals started out their qualification with Skills Group in September 2016 and have continued to work in their existing roles throughout the duration of their training.
“I wanted to complete the course to prove to myself and set an example to my staff” said Caroline Murphy, the Director of Clinical Services at Water Park House, of the 18 month apprenticeship programme that she decided to undertake to enhance her knowledge and build on her professional experience.
Sonia Hall, Manager and Owner of Oaklands Residential Care Home, spoke of her Trainer “..her knowledge is outstanding, she would go far and beyond to provide any support that I needed” and Peter Paduch, Manager of Pinehurst Residential Home, added that “All of my trainers and assessors demonstrated a high level of understanding to the specific modern care home practices”.
Part of the programme included 20% off the job training, where Ewa Kalend, Care Manager at Greenacres Care Centre, commented “I was very impressed with the classes where we could discuss our practices with other managers, this was invaluable”.
Upon completion of the programme, Donna Fitzgerald updated us with some fantastic news “I have been successful in securing a new role as manager of a 42 bed care home”.
Congratulations to you all.