Testimonials

Juliana

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

My name is Juliana. Like so many others, I lost my job in 2009 due to the recession. I didn’t know where to turn to. But then I have heard about jobs in Care and, after asking myself “can I do this care job?” I made my final decision and said to myself, I will go for it and give a try.

I was first employed as flexi staff member and within a few months I was a Full-Time Employee. I really enjoyed my new job so I decided to climb the ladder to the top! I have always wanted to go to University and after some great inspiration I said to myself that I could do it! So I decided to enrol for Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care with Beacon.

I had a very encouraging, fantastic and supportive Beacon Assessor named Barbara who was always there to help me! I would get anxious if I didn’t understand something, so I chased Barbara with emails, text messages, and phone calls and it didn’t matter how late or how early I chased, she was always there for me and always got back to me.

I have now completed my Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care; I am now going to pursue a degree course in Disability Studies. I am a very caring person, always ready to help others and my aspiration is to increase my skills and knowledge and develop managerial abilities to be able to work with people with disabilities and to complete my degree.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my employer, Beacon Education Partnership, my assessor Barbara, my manager, and all the staff around me.

Leanne Greenough

QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care

At the start of my QCF L3 HSC my job role was as a Domiciliary Care Worker. My job was to support service users to continue to live in their own home in safety.

My assessor Andy was very flexible with the very odd times of a Domiciliary Worker. Andy was very supportive throughout, being available at any time by phone and arranging meetings around my odd working hours. Andy was very good at explaining what the qualification needed and advising me on what work I needed to do to complete the programme. Andy was also very informative about possible progression opportunities within the Care Sector that a HSC QCF L3 may provide.

I found the work I did for my QCF very informative and I learned a lot, especially about sensory loss, which I have since put into daily practice as I support my service users.

Recently I have had a job offer which gives me more managerial responsibilities and I am looking for an opportunity to do a level 4 or 5 in my new job role.

Last year my daughter Vicky Greenough completed a QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care with Beacon and with Andy as her assessor. It was my daughter’s positive talk of her Beacon experience which motivated me to sign up for the course myself. Vicky has since been offered a job as a Support Worker in the NHS thanks to her completing her level 3 qualification.

This is an excellent programme which allowed my daughter and I to achieve the right qualification for our job roles and helped us progress within the care sector. I would recommend this programme to any care worker.

Andy’s support throughout was outstanding.

Hawa Sessay

QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care

I completed my health and social care level 3 with Beacon, I enjoyed the course and I found my assessor very helpful and supportive. She was always there on the phone when I needed her. She would explain everything in a way I could understand.

I’m currently on Maternity leave, but looking to start working in the next month.

The course has helped me a lot in my knowledge of Safeguarding so I hope that this will help in my search for work.

I would definitely recommend anyone completing this course.

Gladys Ohuimumwen

90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care

I completed my 90 credit diploma in Health and Social care with Roseline, when I first started I found it very hard. But Roseline was excellent and explained everything to me.

I called her all of the time when I got stuck and she always answered. She called me all of the time to, to see how I was getting on. She was very supportive and made the course easier for me.

When I got behind in class and with my homework, we did one to one sessions with me, so I could catch up.

I am currently looking for work in the health and social care sector and things are looking up for me.

Maano Sharif Noor

Level 3 Health and Social Care BTEC

After completing my level 3 health and social care BTEC with Beacon, it gave me the confidence to start my level 4.

If I hadn’t done my level 3 I would have not been able to even think about doing L4.  My assessor was very helpful and gave me support and guidance to get me through. I’m glad I completed it as it has given me a lot more knowledge.

Samantha Westfield

Level 3 Health and Social Care BTEC

After completing my level 3 health and social care BTEC with Beacon, it gave me the confidence to start my level 4.

If I hadn’t done my level 3 I would have not been able to even think about doing L4.  My assessor was very helpful and gave me support and guidance to get me through. I’m glad I completed it as it has given me a lot more knowledge.

Elinor Beecham

QCF Health and Social Care Level 3

I started my QCF Health and Social Care Level 3 while working for Q Care as a domiciliary support assistant.

Doing the Level 3 taught me a lot, especially about Sensory Loss and how to better support people with hearing and sight loss. I feel more confident with my skills and abilities as a Care Worker.

My Assessor Andy Harding was very flexible with his time and was always available by phone. Andy was very supportive and advised me on what evidence was needed and how to collect it.

I have now recently been offered a job with the NHS as a Support Worker.

Nadia Khalid

Health and Social Care

Paula is the tutor on my Health and Social Care course. I have found her to be an excellent tutor who has a passion for teaching and is very keen to see her students succeed.

Her style is very composed. She is good at explaining complex areas of learning into simpler and easier to understand concepts. She is available to answer queries even outside classroom time. I have enjoyed having Paula as my tutor.

After I have completed my course I am undecided as to what to do next. I may pursue further learning or look to gaining entry level employment with a Health and Social Care service provider.

Rifat Akhtar

Health and Social Care

Paula is the tutor on my Health and Social Care course. I have found her to be an excellent tutor who has a passion for teaching and is very keen to see her students succeed.

Her style is very composed. She is good at explaining complex areas of learning into simpler and easier to understand concepts. She is available to answer queries even outside classroom time. I have enjoyed having Paula as my tutor.

After I have completed my course I am undecided as to what to do next. I may pursue further learning or look to gaining entry level employment with a Health and Social Care service provider.

Nimo

Health and Social Care

Paula has been very kind, generous, polite, caring, and friendly to everyone throughout the course, we always have a good understanding of constructive feedback which is given by the tutor when we have completed each unit.

My assessor name is Paula Dixon.

Paula has been very supportive throughout the course. She has used PowerPoint for every unit I have found this very helpful as I can revisit them. 

Paula always gives us good quality verbally feedback which is very useful. This feedback allows to learn more about ourselves not just the course, Paula also directs us to where we can get help to improve on each unit.

We get given workbooks for every unit, we have to complete all the questions on all 7 mandatory units, and two optional units.

I have enjoyed doing the course with Paula I have gained a lot of knowledge and enjoyed meeting and interacting with new people.

Fudumo Ibrahim

90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care

My name is Fudumo Ibrahim and I’m doing the Principles of  Health and Social care 90 credit diploma level 3 in Leicester. 

I like this course, the fact that it is straightforward and the booklet helps you a lot with the questions. Our assessor Sarah explains everything well in class and helps us if we’re stuck. She’s also easy to reach if we need her outside the class hours.

Raho Salad, Ayan Absuge, Layla Ahmed & Fartoun Hassan

Since we joined the course it is clear that we have gained a lot of knowledge about the health and social care sector, and the laws and legislations in the sector. 

We are very happy to have Roseline as our teacher – she is very good at explaining the lessons and she gives us clear instructions, so we are proud to have her as a teacher. Thanks to her teaching we hope to achieve our goal which is to finish our course on time.