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Posted Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:49 PM
Sherwood Forest Hospitals is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week this week by officially welcoming the first cohort of Health Care Support Workers who are studying for their Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship.
The group began their journey on the course in February, with the course being run in partnership with West Nottinghamshire College. The students are the first cohort of staff from Sherwood Forest Hospitals to undertake their Level 3 Apprenticeship.
The course has been designed to be a collaborative co-delivery method between SFH and West Nottingham College to develop close working relationships between the two organisations.
The college will be attending the hospital monthly to deliver the underpinning knowledge required for the course and assessors working at the hospital Trust will be providing expert witness testimonies to the college following observation of the learners’ practice.
Learning and Development Team Leader, Debbie Morris said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for our Health Care Support Workers to progress in their roles whilst they are still working.
“We have worked in partnership with the college to ensure that the course is delivered to the required standards whilst also ensuring that it can be realistically completed whilst the students are still working. I look forward to supporting the students and seeing them develop throughout the year.”
The college’s Knowledge Specialist for Health, Marie Pitchford, said: “I’m both proud and excited to be part of this new venture with the hospital. I have met several times with the education team and I know that through the collaborative working plan that we have put together, the project will be a success.
“This apprenticeship will be a great opportunity for the health care support workers to further their knowledge base and receive a national qualification.”