Case Study: Danny, Quest

Danny Young, Quest

Daniel Young is a shining example of how the Diploma route has been a stepping stone to his future career having recently completed his Health & Social Care Diploma at Level 3 with Quest Vocational Training.

Danny, as he is better known to his work colleagues at Autism Wessex, has always been passionate about helping others, although he hasn’t always had it easy having sustained a brain injury from a motorbike accident 12 years ago. As a result he was left with memory loss and difficulties with his concentration; studying for his Diploma was a challenge.

Daniel said: “My ambition was to become an electrician, however after my brain injury I decided that I wanted to work in care and give something back to others.

“Prior to working for Autism Wessex, I volunteered for the charity Headway providing home care which gave me a good grounding for what lay ahead. I am so pleased that I have achieved my award, including my Maths and English. It was hard working through it all, but it was thanks to the support of my Assessor, Tina Smith that I made it! Thank you!”

Peter Stickland Autism Wessex said: “I’ve known Danny for 3 years now in capacity as his line manager. He works hard every day to develop his understanding and approach with the service users; for Dan this is 10 times harder than most but he is constant in his desire and enthusiasm to achieve the best he can.”

Tina Smith adds: “Danny showed 100% commitment to his qualification and at times found it very tough but he persevered. He always came to meetings and worked so hard to achieve his award.”

Tina concludes: “He is a very kind and caring young man – this attribute will see him excel in the care industry.  I know Danny will be a success at whatever he does next. He deserves to be rewarded for his achievements. Well done Danny!”

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