Farai Pfende, Head of Learning & Development at JoCo Learning & Development in West Bridgford, Nottingham has been presented with the Care Trainer Award at the Great East Midlands Care Awards.
JoCo are a training and consultancy company for the healthcare and social care sector. They support local and national care organisations by designing and delivering learning and development programmes and strategies. All of their work has its foundation in person centred values.
Farai is a registered nurse with over 17 years of experience working in the NHS, Nursing homes and domiciliary care. Having worked in both service delivery and management, she developed a passion for workforce development, leading her to gain qualifications in further education. For 9 years she has worked on designing training programmes to meet a wide variety of staffing needs, from the induction and development of care staff, through to management. Strongly believing that quality care stems from knowledge, skill and competence, Farai enthuses people to be responsible for their own learning whilst supporting them to reach their career goals whilst raising the status of their profession.
On Saturday 19th November, Farai attended a glittering awards ceremony at The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham for the finals of the Great East Midlands Care Awards where she was announced as the recipient of the Care Trainer Award.
Care Award Event
The judges said, “Farai demonstrated a fabulous knowledge and passion for learning and development and a passion for understanding the learning and development needs of individuals.”
Farai commented, “I had a fantastic night at the ceremony and it’s an honour to receive the award. We work very hard at JoCo to create programmes that are fun and interactive for learners, deliver the best results for managers and raise the status of healthcare and social care….”
The awards are part of the Great British Care Awards, a series of 9 regional awards celebrating excellence across the care sector. Farai will now go through to the national final at Birmingham’s ICC in Spring 2017.
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