‘‘I had to complete a mandatory work placement as part of the PGCE course and managed to secure a placement in the School of Computing at Newcastle College. My role involved teaching at Levels 3, 4 and 5 which gave me a brilliant insight into both further education and higher education teaching and learning. I was able to apply the theory I had learnt to the actual delivery of lessons within my placement role.
I am really enjoying my new role and the experience I managed to gain during my work placement has fully prepared me for this role. Although the job is challenging I am thoroughly enjoying putting what I have learnt into practice.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Newcastle College to anyone looking to study a teaching course, the tutors have always been really helpful and without the work placement opportunity the college gave me I wouldn’t be in the job I am in now. I am currently considering studying for a Masters Degree, I am looking to stay at the college, keep working hard, develop my skills even further and hopefully more opportunities will come my way’’.