As I recall back, when I started at Lloyds Pharmacy, when I turned 17 years old, I was always eager to learn. Any available training session I would attend, or when specialists in different medicines or treatments attended our stores, I would be first up to learn about how it would benefit the clients. Therefore, I have been able to access and learn many different skills, and obtain a varied range of knowledge, which has served me quite well, as I progressed into higher education. A number of these sessions lead to formal qualifications such as National Pharmacy Association Dispensary Assistant Course, LAO Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration.
Over the last seven years (not accounting 2020 upcoming courses), I have completed just shy of 300 training courses. The topics have varied, and I have included some examples of qualifications and completion of training I have achieved. Employers did not provide a majority of these, but ones I outreached to, to further my knowledge and understanding of a variety of healthcare, public health, and social topics. Thus, improving my ability as a researcher and educator. Currently, I am in the progress of completing the Edward Jenner Program (NHS Leadership Academy). I have recently been awarded a Fellowship by Academic HE for Higher Education.
- Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 2 (Following NICE Guidance)
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
- OCR Train the Trainer
- Health Economics and Prioritisation in Public Health
- Improving Pharmacy Financial Health – Management Course
- Public Health Intelligence Foundation Course
- Sexting and Pornography Training – aimed at support young people
- Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Promotion Interventions
- Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF)
- STEM Ambassador Extension Training –
- Safeguarding, Loss and Bereavement, Contraceptive Methods, Personal Safety concerning HIV and Sexual Health
In 2017, I was awarded by Time to Change, the outstanding contribution to mental health awareness in Birmingham with Don’t Bottle It Up. Don’t Bottle It Up, focused on encouraging young people to discuss mental health openly and tackle the stigma of mental health. I was nominated as Volunteer of the Year and Mentor of the Year while at the University of Wolverhampton. I was awarded a Volunteering Certificate Excellence Award for volunteering in the community in sexual health services and prison welfare in 2018.