A number of former Forward Leeds clients who obtained a Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care attended their graduation at 5 WAYS last night (3 May 2018).

The Certa accredited course had been delivered over eight months at 5 WAYS by teacher Tim Wood supported by Martin Barrett in conjunction with The Cardigan Centre.

One of the graduates Roz Stewart said: “Taking this course has helped me to get back into work after eight years”.

Roz added: “I really enjoyed the course, it’s been fun learning and the teachers really made it enjoyable”.

Dan Farrell, Education and Training Manager at the Cardigan Centre said: “The achievement rates on this course were very high. That’s in part due to the supportive environment 5 WAYS and Forward Leeds provides”.

Dan continued: “We know the health and social care sector is a big employer in Leeds and there are jobs out there for the people completing this course.

“We plan to build on the success of the Health and Social course and continue to deliver courses with 5 WAYS going forwards”.

Denise McLean who also graduated said: “The course has really improved my work prospects. It’s strengthened my knowledge in this area and improved my self-esteem”.

The Cardigan Centre is a registered charity working with local residents to provide services which further the aims of learning, education, social welfare, leisure, recreation and otherwise contribute to well-being.

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