In February 2020 Donna suffered a stroke which caused her to lose sight in her left eye and slight brain damage, which means that Donna can sometimes forget the words she needs. This meant that Donna required additional support from Realise and her assessor to help her to complete her qualification.
Donna explained, “Due to my health I found this qualification challenging at times. However, my assessor always supported me and helped me to stay on track. She delivered and explained the criteria in a way that allowed me to learn at my pace, due to my stroke, instead of taking a break in learning.”