Prepare to Achieve Appoints New Managing Director
Prepare to Achieve, a specialist apprenticeship end-point assessment service, has appointed Julie Sizer as its Managing Director.
Julie brings a wealth of experience from the Further Education sector, having dedicated the last 30 years to the industry. Previous roles include leading DART Training, a specialist land-based training provider offering apprenticeships in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Julie was also Assistant Principal at South Staffordshire College and Chief Executive Officer at NTC Training Ltd, an organisation that specialised in training apprentices in the health and social care sector.
Prepare to Achieve works with employers and training providers in the health and social care sectors, to support them in their assessment of their healthcare professionals. As the number of apprenticeships continues to increase, it is now mandatory to assess the calibre of their apprentices at the end of their training.
The Prepare to Achieve team works with employers and training providers to ensure their Adult Care Workers (Level 2) and Lead Adult Care Workers (Level 3) apprentices have gained the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of their training. The team uses the Situational Judgement Test (STJ), an online multiple-choice test, and Professional Discussion (PD), a 45-minute interview to assess candidates on completion of their training.
In 2020, Prepare to Achieve worked with 39 different health and social care employers to support their apprentices through the End-Point Assessment.
Julie Sizer, Managing Director, Prepare to Achieve said: “I am delighted to have joined Prepare to Achieve in what is a pivotal moment in the health care sector.
“The combination of a shortage of workers in the health and social care sector and the Government’s commitment to growing apprenticeships means it is more important than ever before to maintain quality of our apprenticeship provision. End-Point Assessments are a critical tool in maintaining this quality.
“As the impact of the pandemic and Brexit continues, health and social care employers’ focus will be on recruiting and training new apprentices. I look forward to working with existing and new customers to support them in their apprenticeship training and development.”