HE student Lorraine Hamilton

Lorraine Hamilton - FD Supporting Children & Young People PT


Helping out at her children’s school inspired former retail manager Lorraine Hamilton to change career and pursue a new career in education.

After doing her Level 1 and 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualifications at the college she wanted to do more and enrolled for the part-time Foundation Degree in Supporting Children and Young People in Primary Education.

Lorraine, aged 47, said: “I wasn’t very confident coming back to studying but the tutors recognised what I was capable of and pushed me to achieve my maximum potential. They recognised that I had work commitments alongside my studying and were extremely supportive throughout the course.”

Lorraine, who now plans to do a one-year top-up course at The University of Wolverhampton which will lead to a full BA degree and then progress to a PGCE enabling her to teach, said: “It doesn’t matter what age you are, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t reach your goal.  This has been a complete career change for me and completely different to what I set out to do all those years ago!

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