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Abbie’s story – Getting the skills needed to build the future you want

Abbie has completed level 2 qualifications in childcare, and wants to move on to study level 3 health and social care, so that she can find employment helping to support others in a caring role.

Abbie was experiencing difficulties getting on to a level 3 programme because of her current English and Maths skills. Working at an entry level for both subjects had become a barrier to her moving on, studying at level 3, or finding employment.

Abbie also became pregnant and this created another barrier, if she were to start a course, she would not be able to fully complete before baby is born.

Together we discussed options that could be achieved in a short time scale and that would be of benefit to her.

Abbie wanted to improve her level of English and Maths, so Black Country Impact advised her and found a local training provider who was offering a summer programme improving English and Maths skills.

Abbie attended an interview and was successfully offered a place to start on an English and Maths programme over the summer. Abbie was happy as she went on to work towards one of their personal goals which was achievable before she had her baby.