Teaching and Learning student Ben Biddle
Former Dental Technician Ben Biddle was looking for a career change following an accident, and decided to consider teaching.
The 27-year-old enrolled on his Level 2 NVQ in Learning Support at City of Wolverhampton College and quickly found work as an assistant at a special school. He has now moved onto his Foundation Degree at university and is certain he will soon realise his dream of becoming a primary school teacher.
Ben said: “The course was brilliant and I made some fantastic friends. It was very beneficial for my work at school and underpinned my knowledge so I knew why I was following certain procedures or doing things in a certain way. The course was only one evening a week so it couldn’t have fitted in any better with work.
“Because I had come from such a different career my employer could see a big change in me very quickly as the course progressed, from being very enthusiastic and gung ho to more measured and thoughtful.
“Because I had been out of education for some time I was a bit worried about studying but it went really well and the help was there if you wanted it. There’s not a thing I would change about the course or the tutors.
“Working in teaching is a lot of hard work but I couldn’t ask for anything more.”