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Clare Davey

About you and background 
My name is Clare Davey, I am 41 years old and I live in the Rhondda valley. 

What course did you study at Coleg y Cymoedd? 
I studied Hospitality and catering at Levels 1, 2 and 3 and then went on to study PGCE at Coleg y Cymoedd. 

What made you decide to study at Coleg y Cymoedd? 
After having a back injury I decided that I could not go back to my current job, I then decided to take the plunge and have a change in career and move into catering. 

Why did you choose to study this course? 
I enjoy cooking and hosting, so I thought I would do my relevant NVQs in catering. Whilst on the course I realised I would love to go into teaching. 

What do you intend to do next/what are you doing now that you have left? 
After completing my catering qualifications I then completed my PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training. Now I work in Coleg y Cymoedd! 

How is the course helping you achieve your ambitions? 
The course has helped me achieve my dream of becoming a teacher.

How will studying impact on your life? 
Due to changing my career and studying at the college I now have a better quality of life and my confidence has improved dramatically. 

Would you recommend this college and this course to others? 
Yes I would highly recommend the college! 

Your tutor Melanie Lloyd-Underwood said: 
I have known Clare since she attended for interview for the Professional Certificate in Education in March 2013. The PCE leads on to a teaching certificate for Post Compulsory Education and Training. This requires part- time study of six hours college attendance per week, plus a considerable degree of commitment outside of college hours. This required time management skills and a great deal of motivation in order to succeed. Clare’s commitment to the course was excellent and she has achieved her ambition of working in an FE environment.

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Terrance Watkins

About you and background 
My name is Terrence Watkins, I am 30 years old and from Cefn Fforest Blackwood. I am a Plasterer by trade. 

What course did you study at Coleg y Cymoedd?
I studied my P.G.C.E at the college.

What made you decide to study at Coleg y Cymoedd? 
Because I already worked at the college so knew how good the teaching on this course was. 

Why did you choose to study this course?
I decided to study to further my career in my trade.

What do you intend to do next?
I am hoping to continue to teach at Coleg y Cymoedd and hopefully progress.

How is the course helping you achieve your ambitions?
I am now qualified to teach which is what I have always wanted to do.

How will studying impact on your life? 
Studying for my teaching qualification at the college has provided me with better career opportunities with a greater chance of progression.

Would you recommend this college and this course to others?
I would most definately recommend this course at the college, the tutors are amazing and I have really enjoyed my learning experience.

Your tutor Paul Ford said: 
Terry has been an ideal student who always completed work on time and to a very good standard. The plastering department in the college as well as the students who come under Terry's tutelage are very lucky to have such a knowledgeable and experienced tradesman. As importantly perhaps, Terry is an extremely pleasant and a helpful person who forms very good relationships with both learners and staff, he will go that extra mile to encourage and support his learners so that their chances at success are maximised.

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