High levels of achievement celebrated on Childcare courses at Westminster Kingsway College
26 November 2010
Adult Learners from Westminster Kingsway College’s Childcare courses celebrated their new qualifications with their teachers and assessors at a presentation held at the College’s King’s Cross Centre. The celebration marked the completion of several courses including the NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, the NVQ Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and the ESOL (English) with Childcare Level 1. Many of these programmes were held in the evenings or at specific times of the day to suit the requirements of the adult learners. The success of the courses was evident in the number of learners who have progressed from the entry level courses to Level 2 and 3 courses then into employment. A number of learners completed additional qualifications in Food Safety as part of their course.
The certificates were presented by Sheila Daley, Assistant Principal who said “We at the College know how hard it is for learners to fit these courses into their busy lives and so I would like to congratulate everyone on their new qualifications and also congratulate their teachers for their successes.”
Janice Etheridge, Head of Teaching and Learning for Childcare courses said: “The Childcare courses at Westminster Kingsway College equip adult learners to embark successfully on a career in childcare and I’m very happy that once again this year some learners have already found work, while others have moved on to the next level in their education.”
Lisha Archer, NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development: Lisha Archer was working in the IT industry when she decided that she wanted a change of direction. “I was interested in childcare as the part-time hours suited me but I didn’t have any experience before starting the course. I found it to be a bit daunting at first and it is lots of hard work – but I am really proud to achieve my qualification and would like to open my own nursery in the future.”
Rashida Chowdhury, ESOL (English) with Childcare Level 1, Rashida Chowdhury was learning English and wanted to develop her skills to work in childcare. She enrolled for the course at Westminster Kingsway College and hasn’t looked back. “I have been learning about childcare and children’s behaviour on my course. I was lucky to have a placement at my sons’ school in Holloway Road which was good.” Rashida is continuing with her studies and has progressed to the Level 2 Childcare course.
Jose Navarro, NVQ Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Jose Navarro found his course at Westminster Kingsway College was very enjoyable. “This was a good structured course and the placements in schools were very useful as I had lots of support from my teachers. The units were related to the work that we were doing such as safety in the classroom.” Jose is now looking for employment in a school and he would like to progress to the Level 3 course in the future.
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