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An Apprentice at 50, Shelly can't believe how good she feels
An Apprentice at 50, Shelly can't believe how good she feels
Shelly, is a support worker who takes huge pride in her role and the difference she makes every day to the lives of people she helps at Holland House, a support service for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. 
When Shelly reached the big 50 she decided to take some time away from her current role. During that time, she supported a neighbour in caring for their husband who was diagnosed with a terminal illness. The experience changed Shelly's life and she began to consider how she could use her caring and compassionate nature to benefit others. 
A friend suggested a career in care and helped Shelly to create a CV and apply for roles. Shelly persisted and applied for a job as support worker with Consensus Support Services which she was offered and eagerly accepted. 
After six months, Shelly knew that this role was one she loved, and she wanted to expand her knowledge and educate herself further. Consensus Support Services worked with leading training provider Qube Learning to offer Apprenticeship training for its staff and Shelly started the NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.  
Having just completed her NVQ Shelly feels more confident, competent and says her self-esteem has gone through the roof. She is eager to get going on her NVQ Level 3, something she had never thought she would hear herself say! 
Qube Learning is proud to be an OFSTED grade 2 (Good) training provider and works with hundreds of employers across the country to deliver a range of training and qualifications to a multitude of learners.  
Find out how an Apprenticeship could kick-start your career or contribute to your organisation by contacting the training experts at Qube Learning.

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