Meet the Staff

Shan Bowen

Childhood Studies Lecturer


What do you teach at Coleg y Cymoedd?

I have been teaching for 20 years. During this time I have taught child care to learners studying courses from Level 1 to Level 5.  


What is your greatest achievement during your time with us?

My achievements are vast and varied! Since working at Coleg y Cymoedd I have become a grandmother which I consider my biggest achievement. My work achievements range from teaching and supporting students, who enter college with no qualification to graduate with a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies. 

A particularly memorable and proud experience was seeing a student achieve a UHOVI student of the year award.  Personal achievements I am proud of are being nominated by students for a Pearson Teacher’s Award and by my manager for a University Award for ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’.


Tell us about your career and experience in Industry

I have had an enjoyable and varied career working in the field of Child Care. My employment experience ranges from working with babies in day care, young children in a school setting and teenagers in a women’s refuge. 


Tell us about your qualifications

I possess:-

A Fellowship and Recognised Teaching Status from University of South Wales.

A Masters Degree in Early Years from Trinity College Carmarthen.

PGCE in Further and Adult Education from Carleon University.

An Advanced Diploma in Child Care and Education (Cache).

A NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) qualification.


Something interesting about you

I am a ‘Nana’ and love spending time with my grandchildren



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