24 October 2017
"During year 10 I took a wide range of subjects, however now wish I had taken the more in depth science as this subject supports a wide range of jobs and looks fantastic for university. Once I completed my GCSE exams I gained all C and above grades I was ecstatic. By gaining these grades means I haven’t had to repeat them as nearly all jobs and also courses require a C or above in at least maths and English. These grades also helped me to get onto the courses I wanted to at A level. During sixth form year one I did my CCLD level 3 and Photography too, this was fantastic as alongside each other it allowed me to gain a wide range of experience and knowledge. In Year two I gained a B as level in photography and I decided to concentrate solely on my level 3 as this was something I was very passionate about and was the career path I wanted to take. I finally achieved my level 3 at distinction which was amazing. Due to having various placements during my training I was then offered a job in one of the nursery settings holiday cover, this helped me in getting my foot in the door, after two months I was then offered a job based in the 2-3’s room with specific key children this was great and really helped my knowledge grow. A year later I then gained a higher role at one of their sister nurseries to be a room co-ordinator within the 2-3’s this was an amazing opportunity and really helped me in getting where I am today. I am now deputy manager within a childcare setting and also have a mortgage with my partner too. In this job role I have gained such a wide range of training which has supported my learning such as paediatric first aid, safeguarding children level 2, hanen speech and language, moving and handling, food hygiene, food dude and also gained further training alongside a fantastic social worker in training to safeguard children in the workplace. All the qualifications are fantastic to help me gain further and get to where I would like to be which is to work as a social worker. I have gained all this and I am still only 19 years of age!"
Posted by stephshencoe