Seevic student gains national recognition for mentoring peers

Thursday, 06 August 2015

Sarah -mooreA former Higher Education student of Seevic College has gained national recognition for her dedication to learning whilst undertaking a journey from Pre-School Assistant towards becoming a Teacher.

As part of Adult Learners’ Week in June, Westcliff-on-Sea resident Sarah Moore, 47, has been presented with a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of her outstanding commitment to learning by The National Voice for LifeLong Learning.

Having completed her Foundation Degree in Early Years at the College, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, with the highest grades in her class, Sarah stood out from the crowd by supporting other students and acting as a mentor to peers who had experienced difficulties.

Jan Burton, Higher Education Development Manager at the College, said: “Sarah has been a really great role model, both within the College and in the Early Years profession as a whole; not only excelling in her studies, but applying her learning directly in her employment as well.”

Implementing what she has learnt into her work, Sarah has improved practice and outcomes for the young people in her care, demonstrating the main purpose of the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

A committed, enthusiastic and fully engaged student, Sarah has now completed further study at the College to earn her BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Years. 

Sarah concluded: “I am more confident in my job as a result of my studies, and this has definitely changed the way I work.

“Since beginning the Foundation Degree I have become a Team Leader, progressing from the Pre-School Assistant role I held for eight years before enrolling, and I am now thinking about going into teaching.”

Seevic works in partnership with University of Hertfordshire to offer the Foundation Degree in Early Years and BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Years. These work-related university level programmes enable students to combine work in the Early Years sector with study at the College.

Place are still available on both courses starting this September. To find out more or, to apply online, visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk/higher-education

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