Langdale Apprenticeship Case Study Fareport have worked with Langdale Nursing Home for several years and supported learners to achieve their apprenticeship across a range of levels. Recently Fareport has worked closely with the manager to develop a bridging programme, to support learners to gain skills and knowledge in managerial tasks. A group of 5 learners who had previously achieved their Level 2 Health and Social Care apprenticeship during their role as a care assistant later progressed to the Level 3 Health and Social Care apprenticeship and were given a promotion with the home as senior care assistants. During this time, the Level 4 was not an option as it had not been developed and the manager was keen to support the learners to prepare them for taking on additional tasks and responsibilities to prepare them for the next apprenticeship. The bridging programme was a 5-month course which focused on management of the team and professional supervision as this was a task the senior care assistants did not complete however, it would be a task they would be required to complete at a later stage. 4 of the learners achieved the requirements of the course and have now enrolled to complete the Level 4 Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.
"The management team at Langdale have used Fareport Training as our sole provider for the last four years. Fareport supports each individual learner, they assess their learning needs and provide support based on an individual's learning style and education. Fareport trainers provide consistency for the learners and communicate with our team when learners need witness testimonies, practical assessments and increased study support. The management feel that our two way conversation provides continuity for the learners and we have consistent results with low drop out numbers. Fareport works in partnership with us to plan staff progression and has bespoke training for our staff. Staff feedback that they feel supported by Fareport Training and the management team feel that they are responsive to our requests for consistent quality training."
Apprenticeship Levy Transfer provides new training opportunities
Langdale Nursing Home in Gosport has benefited from Hampshire County Council’s Apprenticeship Levy transfer to upskill its care staff.
Manager Rebecca McBride explained: “As a business, we are committed to continuing professional development for our employees. We have a very diverse staff group who have had very different experiences in education prior to working with us – some positive, some negative. We recognise this and want to provide a positive learning experience which will enhance our business and their employment progression opportunities. The levy funding has meant that we can provide more training opportunities to our employees.”
Theresa Maple, Director of Operations at Fareport Training, added: “The levy transfer has created a tremendous opportunity for us as a business. Being able to offer a few of our long-term partners the opportunity for full funding has been very well received, with far more applications than anticipated.”