Richard Huish College have been delivering Health and Social Care Apprenticeships for many years, supporting care staff across Somerset to achieve recognised care qualifications and to progress within their chosen career pathway.

Never before have there been such unprecedented challenges faced by the Health and Social Care sector. The outbreak of Coronavirus has placed an enormous amount of pressure on keyworkers but despite this, new Apprentice Natasha Potter is making excellent progress with her Level 3 Apprenticeship programme.

Natasha is a Night Shift Supervisor at Blenheim Lodge, a residential home in Minehead, and is not only juggling her studies with working night shifts, but is also home schooling her four young children. Her motivation for completing the Apprenticeship in care is to use it to gain more knowledge to support her current role and to use it as a stepping stone for a career in Nursing and Midwifery.

Natasha shared; “The course fits in well with my busy life as I am still able to work 3/4 nights as the Night Shift Supervisor as well as complete my coursework and be assessed in the work place for practical units. The course so far has been easy to understand and my Tutor, Natasha, has been great at sending me the work and the resources I need to complete my written work during the current lockdown situation. She is always quick to reply should I need help and has been very supportive.”

If you are interested in advancing your career or joining the Health and Social Care sector visit www.huish.ac.uk/apprenticeships or contact apprenticeship@richuish.ac.uk, 01823 424 603.

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