First Candidate to complete ARC’s Enhanced Induction

CoImage: Certificatengratulations to Scott Gibson, a Support Worker for Halas Homes in the West Midlands, who became the first person in the country to complete the “First Steps” package.

As part of the package, Scott successfully completed three knowledge units from the Health & Social Care Diploma:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

These units have been accredited and certificated by City & Guilds, ARC’s Awarding Organisation.

When asked about his experience, Scott said that when he asked his manager about training, ARC’s First Steps package was suggested as a good starting point as the training is accredited and links to both the Refreshed Common Induction Standards and the new QCF qualifications.

Scott began by reading through the materials, then completing the activities and assignments in draft. He then showed these to his manager before presenting the evidence of his knowledge to his assessor Angela DeLiddiard, who is one of ARC’s Development Officers. He received feedback from Angie on his work, which was then presented for internal quality assurance and signed off in November.

Scott says the learning materials helped him to understand what was required to meet the standards, pointing him in the right direction without telling him the answers, which he found very useful.

Scott would now like to go on to finish the Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and we at ARC Training Services wish him every success with this.

For more information about First Steps, please visit the ARC Training website.