9 February 2022

Manage a team with an Apprenticeship – Rebecca’s story

Rebecca, Woods is a Deputy Manager at Tab Care and Support and has recently enrolled on a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management.

Rebecca is just one more of many management level workers who has benefited from an Apprenticeship and attributes much of what they currently do to the skills that Acacia Training were able to support them with.

What work experience and / or qualifications did you have before you started your Apprenticeship?

Media, Law, Psychology A level
Maths, English, Maths GCSE and Functional Skills Level 2
Creative Arts and Media Diploma Level 2
First class BSC Psychology Degree

I also worked in Residential childcare for 6 years; 2 and a half years as support worker, 2 as team leader, and 18 months as deputy

What encouraged you to undertake an Apprenticeship?

Wanting to progress towards being a registered manager.

Is the Apprenticeship what you expected? Please explain why or why not.

Yes – it was very positive and informative, giving me a deeper understanding of the work I am carrying out with the young people in my care.

In your opinion, what has been the best thing about undertaking an Apprenticeship?

Refreshing my knowledge of attachment, child development. This has improved and supported my approach and ability to understand the young people significantly

What have Acacia Training and your employer done to support your learning journey?

Acacia have given me new levels of knowledge of legislation and then encourage me to think more broadly in terms of how to improve the standards that are already outlined in the legislation, considering what the next steps are in order to ensure the well-being of the young people in care.

What new skills have you acquired in undertaking the Apprenticeship?

Being able to think more critically and being able to apply my knowledge more promisingly in a manner that ensures outcomes for the young people

In what ways have Apprenticeships exceeded your expectations? Would you recommend them to others?

I did not recognise how much this would improve my capabilities and understanding of my role and improve my abilities to lead and manage a team.

To find out how you could benefit from a fully funded Apprenticeship, speak to a member of our expert team today at skills@acaciatraining.co.uk or call us on 01782 646 346

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