Mandy’s journey from managing pubs to teaching

College News and Communications
Friday, 12 January 2018 13:46

Five years ago, Mandy Woodward yearned for a career change after running pubs and working in other industries. Mandy always had a desire to go into teaching, but having left school with few qualifications was unsure of how to reach her end goal.

After exploring courses at Bournville College, Mandy soon enrolled on courses building her qualifications leading from GCSE, Access to Education then completing the Diploma in Education and Training in Post-Compulsory Education. Although Mandy did not visit an Open day at the College, the high reputation in the local community and friends experience assured her that it was the right decision.

“When I started back at college I felt like I was 16 again and felt apprehensive about starting back in education. I soon settled in and had incredibly supportive tutors, including Neil Ward and Nita Sanghera throughout my journey. Tutors from Access to Education and Diploma in Education and Training provided me opportunities, nurtured and installed a self-confidence in me so I could reach my end goal of becoming a teacher.” Mandy commented.

“The tutors provided many opportunities for me to develop my skills such as volunteering as a teacher within the community for two years whilst also studying the Diploma in Education Training course. I am now a teacher and work at South & City College Birmingham, I can truly say that my leap of faith with changing careers is the best decision I have ever made.”

If, like Mandy, you want to change career and do something worthwhile, why not study a teaching course with us? Diploma in Education and Training courses commence in January and September 2018, to find out more, by clicking here or call 0121 694 5000.