Last month seven vocational teachers were joined by 60 family and friends, as well as Steve Greagsby – Assistant Principal – Vocational Training, Roy Vannoey – Bodmin College Governor, and Yvonne Gavin – Curriculum Manager & Teacher Training Tutor, to share in their graduation.
The graduates received the ‘VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.’ Nadia Harvey also graduated achieving the ‘VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector’. Nadia is a local employer who actively supports the Hair and Beauty Department at Woods Browning.
Wearing traditional caps, gowns and hoods in Bodmin College colours of black and orange to the ceremony, the seven members of staff successfully achieved the CTLLS (Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) in 2014 and have been working towards the DTLLS qualification for the past two years.
The qualification covered units, relevant to vocational teaching and learning, were:
- Curriculum development for inclusive practise
- Principles of assessment in lifelong learning
- Tutoring and course leadership in the lifelong learning sector
- Engage learners in the learning and development process
The students took 17 individual units, many of them required observations and all had at least one assessment. The graduates have benefited from learning from each other and have consistently demonstrated competence in teaching and learning and curriculum development.
Our congratulations go to:
- Adele Tyrrell – Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
- Emma Dodge – Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
- Kirsty Norsworthy – Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
- Nadia Harvey – Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Department and local employer.
- Paul Hickey – Construction
- Paul Crossley – ICT
- Alan Greagsby – ICT
Bodmin College Curriculum Manager and Teacher training Tutor Yvonne Gavin commented: “We are so proud that all of Woods Browning vocational staff are now qualified to a minimum of level five standard. Pupils and learners will reap the benefits and Woods Browning can continue to strive for excellence and build on the excellent existing foundations.
“I have ‘taught’ the graduates for the last four years. Although I am their teacher I have learned just as much from them and we have learned from each other. It has been a pleasure and a privilege and an experience we’ll never forget.”