BA (Hons) Social Care (Adult and Community) graduate - Donna Whitehead

I loved every minute of this course and now that I have completed it, I am grateful to all the people who played a part in my success. The support, advice,skills and knowledge I gained, has given me the confidence to go out into the working world.

FdA / BA CCLD graduate - Tom Wardman

I left school in 2010 with average grades and really didn’t know what career path I wanted to take. For four years I went from job to job, but quickly lost interest in each one. It was when I turned 21 that I enquired about the social care foundation degree. I have to say, it’s one of the wisest decisions that I’ve made.

This course can lead to so many different careers and opportunities; it’s also taught me valuable life lessons, such as being able to organise myself and self-study. The course incorporates work based learning and involves being in college two days per week, whilst the rest of the week involves a work placement. I feel that learning in the classroom and on the job is a great combination and will help prepare me for my chosen career path. I would highly recommend this course if you have an interest in pursuing Social care and enjoy interacting with people.

BA (Hons) Social Care (Adult and Community) graduate - Joe Shortland

I really enjoyed my time studying the foundation degree at Leeds City College, and found each module to be very interesting and relevant for my role as a Mental Health Outreach Worker in the workplace. I also enjoyed meeting and learning with other students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The teaching delivered by tutors, Pam Grieve and Asam Siddiq was of high quality; they offered consistent support, showed passion in their specialist areas, and helped to increase my self-confidence. This has allowed me to reach my full potential.

As a result of studying the foundation degree, I applied for an internal position for a Senior Self-Directed Worker (Personalisation Service) within my organisation and l was successful. I will be responsible for the line management of Self-Directed Support Workers, which includes supervision, appraisals, organising training for staff and the future development of services and delivery.

I would highly recommend the foundation degree in Social Care (Adult & Community) to any workers within the health and social care field seeking to further their knowledge and professional development.