Gerrard Hepburn is proud to have recently become a Level 4 Assistant Practitioner in NHS Tayside's Renal Service. Ged joined the NHS via the nursing home sector where he had tested out whether he wanted to change direction from the very different world of being an HGV driver and a pipelayer to name but two previous jobs. Starting out as a Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker in the Renal Unit, Ged was offered the opportunity to undertake the SVQ in Health qualification delivered by Dundee College. This was part of NHS Tayside's bigger project to explore how Assistant Practitioner roles could be developed across a wide range of clinical services and teams.
Hearing Ged's story of the challenge of returning to education as an adult will make sense to many team leaders and healthcare support workers, as will his suggestions of the kind of support which helped him complete the qualification. In Ged's story you will hear how the outcome of his role being more hands is what made the learning journey worth it for him.
Hear Ged's full story of completing his SVQ Level 3 in healthcare with Dundee College.
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