I would never have thought I was capable of achieving such qualifications!
BA top-up in Education and Lifelong Learning at Swindon College
My dream of becoming a Primary School teacher fuelled my
ambition to complete the Foundation Degree in Support for Learning and the BA
top-up in Education and Lifelong Learning. I have dyslexia and dyspraxia, which
initially meant that my confidence was low. However, when I first started it
was reassuring to be told that people with all kinds of disabilities and special
educational needs often flourish due to the help available.
The expertise that staff at Oxford Brookes and Swindon
College possess is amazing - I learnt so much from them. All the staff are
approachable and friendly and they use their professional expertise to help
guide you in the right direction. I worked as a part-time Teaching Assistant
whilst studying, and the staff were always on hand to offer advice on dealing
with the work-load.
The facilities are impressive, and having access to
Oxford Brookes resources was very useful. I was given the opportunity to be a
Staff Student Liaison Officer which was a special experience and I thoroughly
enjoyed the responsibility. I found that it’s not just about learning through
completing assignments but also taking advantage of opportunities that appear.
Swindon College and Brookes University worked well
together to further my determination to achieve my potential. I received
reliable and relevant advice that opened doors in my career and enabled me to
complete work to a high standard.
I passed the Foundation Degree with flying colours and
was encouraged to go onto complete a BA top-up course. I would have never
thought I was capable of achieving such qualifications! I am now in the process
of completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and I can’t wait
to start working as Primary School Teacher.
- Take advantage of all opportunities
whether it is using resources at both Brookes and Swindon or completing
additional courses that may help your professional development.
- No matter how hard it gets, just
remember, the end result can be a life changer!