Mark Vickers Mark Vickers is one of Independent Lives qualified Health and Social Care trainers. Find out more about Mark, his experience and qualifications. Expand I mainly train people on Introduction to First Aid, but I also train people on Dementia Awareness and Manual Handling. I hold a sector relevant honours degree in Health and Social Care. I also hold the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification, as well as the Level 3 Assessor Award. My background before Health and Social Care is that I previously taught the NVQ level 1 Horticulture Skills course as part of the London School of Horticulture/Shaw Trust partnership.