Walsall star Tasfiah Anjum pursues her passion for working with children
Name: Tasfiah Anjum
Skills Training UK programme: Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Health & Social Care - double merit grade achieved
After beginning a new course at sixth form, Tasfiah Anjum decided it wasn’t the right route for her and started to look for a new opportunity to take her forward her in career.
Feeling unsure of where to go from here, she was recommended to our Walsall centre by her Connexions adviser at school where she was offered the opportunity to enrol onto a Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Health & Social Care.
Initally her lessons were based at the Walsall the centre, studying Health and Social Care with tutor Nazreen, who was amazing at keeping her motivated throughout her course, while also studying towards a qualification in Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English.
With the iminent threat of the coronavirus pandemic, Tasfiah found that her usual face-to-face learning had to be moved online.
Although studying online was familiar to Tasfiah the use of Microsoft teams for classroom learning was a new concept go her.
“I found the transfer to using Microsoft Teams difficult at first as there were lots of distractions at home from family members, but I also enjoyed learning from home at the same time.
I would much rather have a Microsoft Teams session than nothing at all, so I’m pleased that Skills Training were set up for a quick transition to online learning”
Before the pandemic hit, Tasfiah had a work placement at Salisbury Primary School working as a Nursery Assistant. During this placement she learnt lots of new skills which have helped her to decide that she would like to continue to work with children in the future.
“I really enjoyed the theoretical side of my course, but also the practical side through my placement at Salisbury Primary School. There were lots of opportunities to bond with the children and all the staff were really supportive by demonstrating the different activities, so that I could take part and help encourage the children to learn along with the tasks”.
Tasfiah’s confidence has thrived since beginning her course. Learning the art of time keeping has enabled her to be more orgnaised in her work.
Tasfiah has a real passion for working with children and wants to pursue this as a career. Now that she has achieved a double merit grade in Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Health & Social Care, she has applied to Walsall college to continue her studies in Childcare.
“I highly recommend Skills Training UK as a learning provider. They are so supportive and will guide you through every step of your course.
I have a friend who was concerned about her next steps, so I recommended the Walsall centre as a great place to study and she will be starting a course there in September!”