Borders College student Amy Simpson recently completed a Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF level 7, enabling her to progress to a BA in Childhood Practice. Her tutor Andrea Scott talks about Amy’s journey.

Amy and I met two years ago when she began her studies. From the start Amy proved herself to be an eager candidate, willing to dedicate herself and deliver work of a high standard. Together we planned ways of gathering evidence- due to the service that Amy worked in this proved tricky, as the clients she supported required complete privacy and absolute certainty of safety and security that direct observation would be unethical.

Amy was always proactive in seeking support and we would regularly discuss work and areas for Amy to develop. Together we formed a good working partnership – Amy refers to this now as the “dream team.” Amy pushed me as her assessor in delivering units that I had never before and to think of ways of assessing that was outside of my comfort zone – this in turn made me a better assessor.

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