Course: FdA Supporting Learning and Teaching and BA Education & Training (Top-up)
Alicia studied at New College Durham whilst working full-time as a Transition Support Worker in a secondary school.
“My time studying at New College Durham provided me with the theory behind teaching and learning, as well as supporting me to learn about myself by viewing education from a variety of angles, to develop skills I needed to excel inside and outside of the classroom.
“I wanted to become a primary school teacher and the course provided me with knowledge, enhanced my confidence and develop my understanding of education to apply in a classroom context.
“The skills and experience gained throughout studying at New College Durham helped to prepare me for a range of careers working with children and young people. Completing my degree put me in a position where there were many different routes that suited my desired personal and professional ambitions.
“Since graduating in the summer of 2019, I completed a one-year Schools Direct PGCE programme to become a qualified primary school teacher. From that, I was offered a job at my placement school and have almost completed my first year as a newly qualified teacher.
“I absolutely love life as a teacher! I still don’t feel old enough to have an adult career but I am having so much fun. I am teaching such a lovely group of Year 3 pupils in a very deprived area – it is a lot of work but so rewarding!”
Alicia is now a fully qualified Primary School Teacher.
The skills and experience you gain during your education degree prepares you for a range of careers working with children and young people.