Daniel Thackray

Courses Taken:
Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship
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School:
Health & Social Care
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Years Studied:
2019 - 2020
Profession:
Adult Social Care Team Leader
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Think where you want to be in “x” many years and then you can tailor your Apprenticeship to not only support your current role, but also to prepare you for later challenges and opportunities in your career. It’s a fantastic opportunity, go for it!

 

Daniel decided to enrol onto the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship as he knew this would provide him with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to progress in his career. Daniel was already in full time employment so taking on an Apprenticeship allowed him to fit his learning around existing work commitments.   

When asked why he chose Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) for his studies, Daniel explained: 

I chose to study at LMC because the College was local to me and I'd heard how supportive the current tutors were. I was confident that by choosing LMC I would be able to access support and assistance if I needed it.

Daniel particularly enjoyed the flexibility that his course provided as he was able to tailor his studies towards his current role, as well as future career goals: 

I liked that I was able to pick optional units that were specific to my job role and further progression. I chose an optional unit related to management, which is what I’m aiming towards in my Adult Social Care career, so this was really helpful.

Daniel felt confident throughout his Apprenticeship that he was given the tools he needed to succeed in the Health & Social Care industry: 

My tutor had previous experience in Adult Social Care and this gave me the reassurance that they could answer any questions I had in areas where my skillset lacked. My tutor taught me so many key skills for my role including communication, confidence and competence.

Daniel’s biggest accomplishment as an apprentice was his achievement of a Distinction in his qualification. This has allowed him to continue his management journey in Adult Social Care. Daniel is currently a Team Leader at his workplace meaning that he is responsible for assisting his superiors in managing the day-to-day running of the business, with an emphasis on working to support the team whenever it’s required.  

In the future, Daniel would like to progress onto a Level 5 Leadership & Management for Adult Social Care qualification to build on the skills he has developed as an apprentice. 

When asked what advice he would give to someone considering an Apprenticeship in Adult Social Care, Daniel said: 

Think where you want to be in “x” many years and then you can tailor your Apprenticeship to not only support your current role, but also to prepare you for later challenges and opportunities in your career. It’s a fantastic opportunity, go for it!