FNTC are proud to celebrate achievements of our learners, our employers and also our staff. Our wall of fame is a dedicated page to share these achievements with you all.
Our staff put forward their nominations on a weekly basis to be added to our wall- please check back regularly to see the wonderful achievements and moments captured.
If you would like to nominate too, please get in contact and we would be more than happy to include this in our celebrations.
Southampton Memory Walk
Wall of fame this week sees all participants of the Southampton Memory Walk nominated.
On Sunday 17th September Southampton hosted its first ever memory walk in aid of The Alzheimer's Society, Which offers support to the 850,000 people currently suffering from Alzheimer's in the UK today.
More that 1700 people took part in the walk around Southampton Common and we are extremely proud to say that lots of staff from FNTC took part by both walking and marshaling at the event.
By taking part in the memory walk people were both raising money for the charity but also raising the awareness of the disease.
Well done to everyone who got involved.
Laura Merquis & Donna Bussutil
This week sees FNTC's own employees Laura and Donna nominated.
They have been nominated by Jo Stone for progressing into our assessment team at FNTC after completing a variety of courses.
Donna has completed her Health and Social Care Level 3 whilst Laura has completed her Team Leading and Childcare Level 2 and 3.
FNTC are proud to encourage progression after reaching the qualifications that we provide.
Well done to both Laura and Donna on becoming the newest members of FNTC's assessing team.
Wall of Fame this week sees Enthuse care be nominated.
Enthuse care is a domiciliary care provider with an office in Shirley and an office in Portsmouth.
The management team are completely dedicated to recruiting the right candidates to join their team, and also provide a fantastic in-depth induction process.
All staff that FNTC have met to date have been a pleasure to meet and are active in completing any tasks given to them.
Enthuse care recognise and implement great personal and professional development training for their staff with the staff member being actively involved with this.
Well done Enthuse care for being a great employer!
Shanice has been nominated by one of our traineeship tutors.
Shanice joined our traineeship programme over the summer while she was waiting for her GCSE results. During this time Shanice has been gaining valuable hands on work experience at Fun Box in her career choice of childcare.
Shanice attends classes 3 days per week and attends Fun Box 2 days per week.
Fun Box have provided some fantastic feedback for Shanice "you've been very punctual, reliable and pro-active which will be great assets for your apprenticeship, keep up the good work. Glad that you've managed to build up a good relationship with the children. Dare to chat to your co-workers the sameway (smiley face). Well done all around"
To hear feedback like this from an employer is fantastic- well done Shanice.
Also congratulations on receiving great results in your GCSE's as well as securing your trial for an apprenticeship at Mansel Mini's!
Well done Shanice.
Nicola has been nominated by her assessor Jennie Hull.
Nicola was signed up in May and her first visit was in June.
Nicola is studying the CYPW level 3 and works for Island Choice in Ryde as a support worker for young people across two homes. Nicola supports young people and encouraging their independent living so they will be able to live in the community.
Nicola's working hours are varied and her shifts consists of 15 hours where some are sleep in duties and some are awake.
Nicola has made an excellent start with her studies. She is keen and eager to meet up every four weeks and will contact me via phone or email if she doesn’t understand anything. Through her enthusiasm, motivation and organisation skills she has produced some excellent work and has already completed many units within the two months she has been on programme.
There is no stopping Nicola at the moment – I have a job to keep up !!
Kara Gibson has been nominated for the wall of fame this week by her assessor Amy Martin.
Kara has recently successfully completed her level 3 in Health and social care qualification while working with Bluebird care in Salisbury.
Kara chose her own optional units, which consisted of the end of life care unit. End of life care unit consists of some very in-depth practical tasks that relies on witness statements and reflections. Our staff do not observe these aspects to maintain dignity of individuals and families during the end of life care. Because of this, the reflections produced must be of a fantastic quality to ensure it covers all evidence.
Amy states “Kara’s reflections throughout the end of life care unit of work were of an outstanding quality and intend to use them to show other learners how reflections should look. Kara remained professional yet delicate to the topic which is often hard to achieve."
Well done Kara for your exceptional reflections and input for future learners to use as a guide when creating their own reflections.
Ryan works for FNTC Training. Ryan joined us as a level 2 Business Admin Apprentice in our management information systems department.
Ryan is currently working to achieve his level 3 Business Admin qualification. Ryan has been nominated by our CEO Tina who was impressed with Ryan's commitment to FNTC.
'His work today in helping us set up Smart Assessor was excellent, he went above and beyond his normal responsibilities to make sure we progress. He was bright, bubbly and solution focused, I am pleased that Ryan will be taking on this project and have every confidence from today’s performance that he will make it a success for us.'
Well done Ryan, our smart assessor systems will be a crucial part of all Apprenticeships and work based training in the near future and without your help this would not be achieved.
Bursledon, Hamble and Hound- Dementia Action Group (BHHDAG)
FNTC has nominated BHHDAG for this weeks wall of fame as we feel they provide an outstanding contribution to the local community.
FNTC work in partnership with BHHDAG to promote community knowledge about dementia and encouraging local businesses and communal space to be more dementia friendly.
The team at BHHDAG provide free dementia friends training and also activities within the local area such as their regular tea dances.
Members of the BHHDAG are come from all backgrounds such as local police, Healthwatch Hampshire, NHS, care homes and councillors.
This is one of the pictures of the BHHDAG group at a tea dance in Feb 2017. The next tea dance is on Saturday 9th September- for more information head to their Facebook page here.
One of the focuses for the BHHDAG is increasing knowledge and understanding of dementia to children- they have been attending local schools and working with teachers to achieve this.
Great work everyone!
Brambles Preschool in Figheldean has been nominated by one of our Business Development Advisers- John Tait for our Wall Of Fame this week.
“Brambles is a unique nursery that really introduces youngsters to the great outdoors in the most imaginative way possible, Not only are all of the staff as friendly as you would expect, but the nursery itself is in such a picturesque location, it is like the children use a forest as a playground, just like when I was a kid myself. Even when you walk inside, it feels like you’ve walked deeper into the woodland. It is truly mesmerising!”
FNTC would like to offer their congratulations to Rachel, Beverley and the team on their success within the business and are looking forward to helping them with their next apprenticeship opportunity which is currently being advertised.
Fawley Independent Day Nursery
This weeks wall of fame sees Fawley Independant Day Nursery being nominated by Carol Goring.
"Fawley is very much an advocate of apprenticeships, they provide various opportunities to develop and grow their workforce.
Many apprentices still work within FIDN after their apprenticeship in positions such as in Room leaders and supervisory roles, it just shows that apprentices can be a valued aspect withing growing a business.
Fawley often develop their staff onto further qualifications with FNTC in order to keep a cycle of qualified staff across all areas.
Today we will see the newest batch of apprentices signing up to their childcare qualifications and start their learning journey with Fawley Independent Day Nursery and FNTC.
We would like to congratulate Natasha Staddon, Charlotte Goddard, Charly Wells and Kelsey Coxall on securing their apprenticeships with FIDN and look forward to working with them throughout their careers.
A huge congratulations to Roslind Loades this week who has been nominated by one of her students Laura James.
Ros is FNTC's very own maths teacher and took on the task of teaching GCSE maths to students looking to up-skill and achieve higher grades.
Laura says "Everyone at FNTC have been very supportive throughout my qualification, I found it a bit of a struggle at first because I needed my maths GCSE at grade C or above, and although I went from the grade E I had from school to a grade D with FNTC I did struggle to get a C after re-training so the change in requirements to pass being that we need functional skills maths to pass helped me out a lot. I appreciated the additional support FNTC and my employer gave me to focus on getting all my work completed after doing my exams and I would definitely recommend FNTC to others. My course completion has led me to a full time position in my setting. Many thanks from a happy learner! Laura James”
Well done Ros for supporting Laura to gain her maths which has enabled her to become a fully qualified practitioner at Little Acorns
FNTC love to hear feedback from our learners and help them to achieve their very best!
Donna has been nominated by her assessor- Tina Buckland
The reason I nominated Donna for this ‘accolade’ was because she has been going through a pretty awful time of late. Donna works for MacIntyre Charity as a support worker and is devoted to her job.
She suffered a major bereavement late last year, which put her behind with her qualification and though she felt like giving up at times, she persevered and completed her level 3 on the very day that she had been aiming for all year.
Not only that, but Donna suffers with a rare form of Diabetes and struggles to stay well. She recently suffered a serious kidney infection placing her in hospital for a while, she was still determined to complete her qualification as she stated that “for once in her life she actually wanted to finish something”
Donna says "Learning with Tina and completing my level 3 has been a wonderful great experience. I have come so far and gained so much knowledge. I feel I have learnt and grown as a person. Tina has given me so much confidence to keep going, these skills help me in my day to day work. I would highly recommend FNTC to everyone- great support, great structure, a wonderful learning curve. Even a boost to help people achieve things and gain confidence when in self doubt. Thank you so much for this, for the support and the encouragement."
Congratulations Donna, determination and ambition have ensured you have achieved what you set out to do!
A huge congratulations to Laura for the completion of her level 3 childcare apprenticeship.
Laura has been doing her Level 3 Early Years Educator with Little Acorns in Eastleigh, and also undertook the task of achieving her maths too.
Laura has overcome barriers along the way and it is great to now see that Laura has not only achieved her EYE level 3 but also successfully passed her level 2 functional skills maths. As a direct result Laura has been offered a full time staff member position at Little Acorns.
Laura put in lots of time and effort to provide herself the best possible chances of completing the qualifications- come rain or shine Laura would always attend classes, and was an active participant in discussions and activities that helped to support her knowledge and understanding of the course.
Well done Laura- FNTC are proud that you overcame the barriers and have completed!
This week, Alison Fisher has been nominated for our Wall of Fame! Alison has been nominated by her assessor Jen Murphy, who comments that Alison is "hard working and dedicated to her diploma and produces work to a high standard".
Alison began her journey with FNTC back in 2014, working on her Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care at Oaklodge Care Home as an activities coordinator. Alison then applied for and successfully secured a role at Netley Court as a Lead Activities Coordinator, and proceeds to progress onto her Level 4 Diploma and successfully completed this. Alison then progressed even further into a Manager role at a Day Care Centre and began her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in April 2017.
Jen Murphy, who has been Alison's assessor since Alison began her learning journey with FNTC, comments that she "has been a pleasure to work with. She is enthusiastic, keen to learn and puts 100% into her work. Alison has grown from strength to strength and shows that hard work pays off. I look forward to continuing to work with her!"
Alison is also the chairperson for Dementia Friends in Netley and the surrounding area, and has previously visited the FNTC office and helped us become dementia friends!
Elisha Martin (FNTC)
This week's nominee for our Wall of Fame is Elisha Martin, who is one of FNTC Training's very own apprentices! Elisha is part of our Administration team here at FNTC, and is also currently working towards her Level 2 qualification in Business Administration.
Alongside this, Elisha has also successfully gained her Level 1 qualifications in ICT, Maths and English (both reading and writing!). She was very recently presented with her Maths and ICT certificates at FNTC's company Centre Meeting, and the whole team are incredibly proud of her achievements so far.
One member of our Administration team comments that "Elisha is a brilliant addition to our team" and adds that she "always ensures that she is completing her work to the very best of her ability."
Elisha first came to FNTC as one of our trainees, and once she had successfully completed our traineeship programme we decided to take her one as a full-time member of our team!
Congratulations, Elisha! The FNTC team all wish you the best of luck as you continue your Business Administration qualification!
This week's nomination for our Wall of Fame is Carrie Skinner! FNTC would like to congratulate Carrie, who has recently completed her Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification at Hyde Pre-School. Carrie's role within the pre-school is very hands on, and she also has a busy family life to keep up with!
Carrie tells us that "I have thoroughly enjoyed my learning experience with FNTC. The course was really interesting, manageable and in a well presented format. I felt supported throughout, as my assessor was very friendly and approachable and I had no hesitation in asking her any questions or queries."
Her assessor Gemma Gibbs also comments that "Carrie's Level 3 was completed to a very high standard and is one of the best I have marked."
This weeks nomination for our wall of fame goes to one of our very own members of staff- Sian Morris.
Sian has been working with FNTC for a number of years and is an integral part of our traineeship provision.
Our traineeship group is constantly changing and is a diverse group of individuals. Sian takes the time to get to know each and every member of our traineeship group, and tailors a programme to meet each of their needs.
During a traineeship learners time on the course, Sian not only encourages them to progress in their academics, but also in their self esteem and confidence.
One of the students said " Sian explains things in a different way so that I understood things better"
Sian- we love how much confidence and passion you instil on the learners to enable them to progress onto further education or indeed employment.
Vicky began her journey at FNTC when she enrolled onto her level 2 Health and Social Care qualification at Liam House.
Vicky completed her level 2 and progressed onto her level 3 Health and Social Care with FNTC.
Vicky is continuing her personal professional development within Liam House and is currently looking at progressing onto her level 4 in Health and Social Care. Well done Vicky!
Jo Stone, the Health and Social Care Co-coordinator nominated Vicky for her hard work and dedication to the industry. "It is great to support individuals from the very beginning of their career and watch them grow and develop in their skills and knowledge. Vicky is a very committed person, along with fantastic support from Liam House throughout".
This week, the nominee for our Wall of Fame is Elena Jeanes! Elena has had to contend with having a physical disability as well as learning difficulties, but has achieved her Level 2 qualification in Childcare. Alongside this, she has also gained her Level 1 in both Maths and ICT!
Elena completed her Level 2 qualification at Capers Day Nursery, and her assessor Carol Dorrington has commented that this is "the first time Elena has seen a course through to the end and is proof that potential barriers can be overcome. Elena is a great example to show anyone can achieve something they set out to do."
Elena has now gone on to undertake her Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning (STL) at the school she attended when she was a child. Her class teacher is very appreciative of her efforts, and the Head of the school has described her as a "real asset".
FNTC Training are very proud to congratulate Elena on her achievements so far, and wish her the very best of luck as she continues to undertake her Level 2 STL qualification!
Julie and Sarah (Glynn Court Residential Care Home)
FNTC Training are pleased to nominate Glynn Court Residential Care Home for our Wall of Fame this week, along with the care home's joint managers Julie and Sarah!
Joanna McQuirk, one of our Health and Social Care assessors, has worked closely with Glynn Court and the various staff there since she joined FNTC. Jo comments that "they always make me feel welcome, and have a great team of staff who will always help where needed."
Jo started working with Glynn Court when Julie Bishop began her Level 3 and Sarah Bailey doing her Level 2 Health and Social Care qualifications. Jo is proud to say that "both these ladies have worked really hard in their positions and have completed their Level 5 in Leadership and Management."
Whilst Julie and Sarah took on this course they supported their previous management in gaining a 'Good' Ofsted rating during their inspection and then began to further their own careers. Last year they took on the joint role as managers of Glynn Court.
Jo adds that "I am very proud of their achievements and wish them all the success."
Well done to Julie, Sarah and Glynn Court - we wish you all the best!
Jacqueline Farmer (Hunters Lodge Care Home)
FNTC Training are pleased to nominate Jacqueline Farmer to our Wall of Fame! Jackie is the team leader at Hunters Lodge Care Home, Fareham. Hunters Lodge offers specialist dementia care, and works to combine tailored care packages with an extensive activities programme in order to provide a satisfying daily lifestyle for residents.
Jackie has been working incredibly hard to complete her Level 5 diploma in Health and Social Care, and FNTC are very proud to congratulate her for completing this in just 12 months!
Amie Ware, who has been Jackie's assessor and has supported her throughout her qualification, comments that Jackie "has so much determination to expand her knowledge and be the best she can be within her own role."
FNTC Training are very happy to nominate Protect Line to our Wall of Fame for supporting their apprentices in such a positive way. Pictured left to right are Josh Faulkner, Grace Whitmarsh, Amy Macwhirter, and Daniel Rogers.
Patricia Porter, one of FNTC's Business Administration assessors, comments that Protect Line "have developed a great communication strategy to provide cohesion from the different managers involved in overseeing the apprentices' work and this ensures that communication with FNTC remains regular and consistent, allowing FNTC to support both the employer and apprentices in a positive way."
Protect Line has worked closely with FNTC for a number of years, supporting many apprentices through their courses and within their careers. Currently they have three Business Administration apprentices who each have their managers’ support along with having their mentor Grace Whitmarsh guiding them through their apprenticeship journey. Grace works closely with their assessor to ensure that each apprentice is provided with the training and support they need to get the most out of their apprenticeship.
Grace comments that "since summer last year the relationship between Protect Line and FNTC has gone from strength to strength. There is a strong communication network between Trisha, myself, our apprentices and their line managers. The support given from our FNTC assessor Trisha has been invaluable in being able to guide our apprentices in all aspects of their journey here. We work as a team to provide planning and organisation which helps everyone move forward in a positive direction."
Nicole Wood (Forest Oaks)
This week FNTC Training would like to nominate Nicole Wood, who was one of our previous trainees and has now gone on to secure full-time employment within the care sector!
Sian Morris, one of our traineeship teachers, witnessed a marked change in Nicole during her time with us. Sian comments that Nicole "began the traineeship as very anxious and unconfident". Nicole is now very happy to say that she feels "more independent" thanks to the support she received as part of FNTC's traineeship group.
As part of the traineeship, Nicole secured a voluntary placement at Avondale Rest Home in Marchwood, who then went on to offer her paid employment within the setting. Nicole is now in full-time employment at Forest Oaks, a residential care home that is owned by the Wilverly Association, and hopes to begin her Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification.
FNTC Training would like to congratulate Nicole on overcoming the obstacles she was faced with and wish her the very best of luck in the future!
FNTC training has been becoming more involved with several Voyage Care branches, and so we would like to nominate them this week for all of their hard work!
Matthew, the manager of Harefield Lodge, was an FNTC student while completing his levels 2, 3 and 5 in Health and Social Care. Matthew inspired his team of staff to undertake their training also with FNTC.
Voyage Care has been nominated by one of our Business Development Officers, Kelly Miller, because although they have internal training, Voyage Care have identified that this may not be the right training for all of their staff. FNTC are able to work in partnership with Voyage Care to provide support to staff members within their roles regardless of whether it is their first care role or whether they are in a management position.
Kelly comments that "Voyage Care provide a vital service across many settings and the ones that I have had pleasure in visiting are always very friendly, and very much person centered with each of their clients that are supported by them." Kelly also adds that "Seeing a setting promote independence and supporting activities and adapting where necessary to meet the individual needs is inspiring to see."
Well done Voyage Care!
Holly Ferreira (Future Path)
This week's nominee is Holly Ferreira, one of our learners who is currently retaking her Maths GCSE with us! Holly is currently working towards her Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification at Future Path Day Nursery, alongside her GCSE Maths.
Holly has been nominated by Rosalind Loades, one of FNTC's Maths teachers who has been supporting Holly in working towards her summer exams. Rosalind comments that "although Holly has found GCSE Maths challenging, she has diligently demonstrated a determination to succeed. She consistently works at home and throughout lessons showing an excellent level of commitment. Good luck in your exams this summer Holly."
FNTC Training would like to wish Holly the very best of luck in both her summer exams and her EYE qualification!
Amanda & Sara (Rebecca's Out of School Club)
This week, FNTC Training would like to congratulate two of our learners at Rebecca's Out of School Club who have recently succeeded in completing their ICT qualifications with us!
Amanda Whitfield and Sara Hobbs both demonstrated their excellent dedication while working towards achieving their goal. Tracey Cooper, who provided support to both learners throughout the qualification, has commented that both learners were "determined to succeed and never gave up".
FNTC would like to congratulate both Amanda and Sara on their achievement!
Suzanne & Holly (Staddon Lodge)
FNTC would like to congratulate Holly and Suzanne, who have recently both completed their Level 5 Health and Social Care qualifications in record time! Their assessor, Joann Stone, comments upon their completion that "it has been a pleasure and a privilege working with Suzanne and Holly and Staddon Lodge."
Suzanne is the owner manager of Staddon Lodge residential care home, a small residential care home on the Bournemouth and Poole border, and Holly is the deputy manager. Suzanne and Holly are both very hands-on within the care home, and work to ensure that a high standard of quality care is always provided to all the residents in the home.
This determination and willingness to work hard has really shown through in both Holly and Suzanne's qualifications.
Pictured left to right are Lee Masters, Reece Phillips, Natalie Sparshott, Matthew Fields, and Marie Hubbard.
Lee Masters is currently the Director of Operational Support with DPP Ltd, based in Totton, Hampshire. Lee began his career as an apprentice himself, gaining both level 2 & 3 Business Administration qualifications.
DPP approached FNTC as a local training provider to discuss a flexible and relevant apprenticeship programme to suit the needs of the organisation.
The success of DPP’s first apprentice Natalie Sparshott helped to highlight to the organisation the benefit of developing their own workforce. Natalie was quickly joined by two further apprentices; Matthew Fields and Reece Phillips. All three apprentices are currently working towards their Level 2 Business Administration qualifications, selecting units relevant to their job roles to further increase their knowledge. They are also completing additional skills where necessary.
DPP fully support their apprentices through Marie Hubbard, who mentors the team of apprentices.
Our FNTC assessor works in cohesion with both Lee Masters and Marie Hubbard to ensure that all three apprentices achieve success within the company!
Greenview's owner, Ian Bradford, was also recognised for his achievements with a new Blue Rose Award. The award is given to a person who has shown total dedication and commitment to care.
Ian has been the owner of the Lockerley care home for 32 years, but for the last two, along with a hard working team of volunteers, he started the dementia festival at Sir Harold Hilliers Gardens and assisted with the launch of dementia initiatives within the town.
Ian said: “The awards are a huge recognition by your peers who know what a difficult job that the staff undertake and for them to achieve this award is a real proud moment for me as the owner of Greenview.
"I am so delighted with this award - it is a combined effort by the management, staff, suppliers, and everyone associated with us here at Greenview.”
Greenview Residential Care Home was delighted to receive the accolade of Care Home of the Year.