Donna Storey Donna Storey Working Around the Family / Developing Personal Confidence / Health and Social Care Workskills

Donna Storey

Working Around the Family / Developing Personal Confidence / Health and Social Care Workskills

As a single mother of four children, childcare responsibilities have allowed Donna little opportunity in recent years to pursue her own interests. But with her children now all at school, she started to consider what she could do for herself, “I wanted something that was going to fulfil me now the kids are growing up.”

 

She learned about Adult Community Learning courses through a Curo representative at a local community group. “They mentioned a range of courses that were available and Working Around the Family was one of them….”

 

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Case Study – Donna (final)

Rachel Biggs

Moving on with Computers / Computers for Work / Adult Community Learning apprentice

45-year-old Rachel was previously working as a Customer Service Advisor at Radstock Co-op, where she was also a Union Rep. It was her Union responsibilities that really made her want to do more, and fired her enthusiasm to look at different options for a new career. “I was really interested in employment law,” she explained, “and looked at how I could move into this.”

 

As Rachel had very little computer knowledge, her first step was to improve her computer skills…

 

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Case Study – Rachel

Teia Schaffer Teia Schaffer Health and Social Care Workskills

Teia Schaffer

Health and Social Care Workskills

Teia moved to the UK from the United States in 2013. A friend of hers was starting the Introduction to Health and Social Care course and encouraged Teia to join.

 

“I was thinking about getting back in to care work as I had done a little in the States. I enrolled on the Introduction course and I remember leaving after the first session thinking, ‘this is awesome’. The full Workskills course has been absolutely amazing. We’ve learnt about holistic care, duty of care, legislation, code of conduct and reflection. In fact, I’ve started using reflection as part of my daily life…

 

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Case study – Teia

Erna Poole

Work It! / Computers for Work / Microsoft Word

Erna initially found support from Genesis Lifeskills who gave her the confidence and ambition to contact Adult Community Learning, after seeing leaflets at the Bath Job Centre advertising free courses.

 

Firstly, Erna enrolled on to some computing courses. She completed a Computers for Work course which provides basic Microsoft Office skills, and then went on to do a more in-depth Microsoft Word workshop. “Even though I felt I had some of the skills,” explains Erna, “these courses were a well needed refresher.”

 

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Case Study – Erna 2