A teaching qualification helped Amanda do her dream job

Yes, you can - Amanda Barber

Teaching has always been a dream of Amanda Barber's. She studied a Post Graduate Certificate in Education to develop her career in what she believes is the best job ever!

She works at Hope Valley College as a Learning Mentor and a teacher. She says: 

"Teaching is the best job in the world when you can see the progress a child has made and how they develop as a person during the time you work with them. Studying for the PGCE course at Chesterfield College has given me the chance to share different teaching experiences with other people on the course as well as to learn new theories and techniques to help me develop in my role."

"It has sometimes been a struggle to juggle full time work, looking after a family and studying but I really believe that working in the role I have and learning at the same time mean I have benefitted more than if I was just studying. The two link in perfectly."

"The level of support you get from the tutors has been amazing which makes fitting it all in work"

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