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.
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.”