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Seweryn Szaja

“Having worked in a health and social care environment for the past 4 years, I was eager to start a relevant qualification that would help me with future career progression and the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care was a perfect fit for me. As this course is 1 day a week of teaching, I’m able to fit it in between work too so I am not missing out on income. I live between Worcester and Hereford but I chose to study at Hereford, as it meant the class sizes would be smaller. This was a great decision for me, as the groups are smaller, which not only makes it a friendlier environment and more focused, but it means we have more discussions together and learn from each other, as well as the tutors.

The course is really well structured and I feel like not only am I learning from the tutors, but they’re also really supportive and really push you forward to be the best you can be. I’ve just had my feedback back from the first semester which was really good and that has motivated me to try even harder. The best part is working in the environment, as I can really see that what I am learning can be applied in the real world and how application of the theory into practice really helps reinforce the learning.

Originally I was looking to do this course to build up my qualifications but now I’m thinking that afterwards I will look at the top-up degree and maybe even move on to a Master’s degree afterwards. Hopefully I can then progress in my career, working in Social Services or a similar role. I would really recommend this course for anyone who is looking to build up their skills and knowledge in Health and Social Care.”