Former Shipley College student and Childcare apprentice Georgia came back to visit current students to talk about her experience and give some tips on what they can do for success in their studies! We spoke to Georgia about her decision to do an apprenticeship and what her future plans are:
'I passed my apprenticeship with a distinction on the 5th of December so I am now Level 3 qualified and working in a school with special needs children. I had started doing A Levels in Maths, Physics and Sociology and whilst I could do them academically it just wasn't the right path for me so I started a level 2 apprenticeship and from there I progressed to level 3. I realised working with special needs children was where my passion was so I’ve decided to pursue that.
I decided to do an apprenticeship instead of a course because I get more hands-on experience in the workplace and I learn a lot more from my colleagues in work than I would do from a tutor in a classroom. You can't teach how to look after children without actually doing it!
I chose Shipley College because it offered multiple tutors. I had a tutor, an assessor and a mentor so I had a big support network which helped me throughout the apprenticeship. My next move is I am planning to do an Open University degree in something like social studies or counselling whilst still working so I can keep gaining experince'.
We have lots of apprenticeship vacancies right now, you can see the full list here. You can also come and look around our campus and chat to tutors and current students at our next open event on the 19th of January. Book your place here.
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