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.

Clare Davey


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