A Report by Sapphire Malcolm

Sapphire Malcolm joined the Leep1 Facebook group during lockdown. Since March she has been learning all about food safety in our morning online classes. She has been an A Grade student throughout and we are proud that she can be put forward to sit her NVQ exam when she feels ready.
This film is written and presented by Sapphire. She tells us why she enjoys the course and what she has learnt over the last few months
Sapphire’s report

Cafe Leep is a Community Cafe and accredited training centre for adults with learning disabilities. The trainees would gain hands on work experience helping to run the cafe while studying food safety. Our NVQ tutor ( Darren Nixon) helps them pass a nationally recognised Level 2 in Food Safety which prepares our trainees for employment in other cafes and catering.

During lockdown Darren continued to run his sessions with our trainees via our Facebook Group. We are really pleased that the sessions could be accessed by other members who were interested in learning new skills too.

Having regular sessions and a learning focus every morning was an important way to keeping well when many social support centres were closed. The sessions were also a lot of fun and members and trainees enjoyed seeing and supporting each other.