Stuart completed a Health and Social Care Level 2 course with the help of Anne Marie Edwards, his dedicated assessor at Realise who tailored the programme to meet his requirements.
He said: “When I was at school I found it difficult to communicate. This continued as I grew up and became particularly difficult when I had to take exams and find a job.
“For 30 years I avoided learning. However, I’m happy that I decided to do this course because Anne Marie took the time to understand me and really supported my learning needs.
“She was also able to do things such as send me questions ahead of assessments and give me time to read and research what I wanted to say. I was then able to go on Zoom and verbally give my answers as this is how I felt most comfortable.
“Anne Marie was caring and patient and taught me not to hide through fear of getting things wrong. The whole team at Realise went above and beyond to do everything they could to make my life as easy as possible and make sure I passed.
“I truly believe that without her help I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this qualification.”