Linda Farmer enrolled on a Level 5 Health and Social care course funded through the Nightingale Bursary. Read her full story below:
Please tell us a little bit about your current role/course:
I am currently the Deputy Manager of a Domiciliary service and Supported Living service. This involves many meetings with staff, families, and professional bodies. I have already achieved levels 2,3 and 4. I have gained valuable insights, which have enabled me to fulfil the role effectively.
Why did you decide to do a Health & Care course?
Due to my position, I find more knowledge extremely beneficial to my role and how I mentor and communicate with others.
What are your career goals? What would you like to do after your studies?
I am content within my role, however, I would like to have the qualifications and experience to progress within my career – should the opportunity and desire present itself! It’s also good practice to have the knowledge to pass on to others to aid their progression.
What is one thing you are proud of that you have achieved whilst completing your course?
I am proud to be gaining this qualification and gaining valuable insight that enables me to fulfill my role, and support colleagues.
We’d like to know more about you outside of your studies, tell us about your hobbies.
I am very family orientated and always keen to make home improvements I am also an avid reader and I enjoy going for lunch with friends.
The Nightingale Care Bursary enables everyone to access Health & Social Care courses and qualifications for FREE. So, whether you’re looking to start a new and fulfilling career in care or want to upskill – we can support you! If you are a health and care provider, you can also access the bursary to support staff training and development opportunities.
- Training courses & Qualifications
- Fast-track management
- Financial help & support