Inspirational college learner uses our qualification to progress on to university
17-year-old Emma Noble, a student from Ullswater Community College, was nominated in our 2020 Aspiration Awards for her motivation and effort during her studies and has since progressed to Higher Education.
Described during her college studies as “powerfully motivated” with a “cheerful attitude” Emma was a model student, not only to college staff but also to children and staff at her placement, despite facing some personal circumstances.
Juggling studies whilst helping others
Whilst studying towards her CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) qualification, Emma undertook placements as part of her studies and also supported other students who faced similar difficulties to herself, encouraging conversations and offering reassurance and advice.
Although a quiet and shy student, Emma faced challenges head on and maintained a vision of what she wanted her future to be. It’s clear to see that her positive approach has paid off.
Emma yesterday commented:
“Completing my qualification has been a challenge, but I have developed loads of skills and knowledge which I can use in the workplace and I truly enjoyed it.”
Emma went on to achieve an impressive A* and recognises that as well as her own hard work and dedication, the support she received from her college had a big impact on her learning journey.
“I wouldn’t have been able to achieve the grade I wanted if it wasn’t for the professional support I received. I have been able to develop so much more confidence and was able to find my voice which has helped me to get to the place I am now.”
Speaking about her award nomination, Emma yesterday said:
“When I was nominated for an Aspiration Award, I was truly shocked. It made me realise that I am capable of achieving amazing things despite the struggles I faced in my personal life and that I should never give up on my dreams. It gave me the confidence and determination to never stop pushing myself. It also helped me to believe that I am recognised for all my hard work.”
Looking ahead to her future
Since completing her CACHE qualification, Emma is continuing her education at university so she can progress onto her dream job.
“I can develop my learning skills and understanding further. This will then give me the opportunity to achieve my dream job of becoming a Primary School Teacher where I will be able to help children to thrive and develop to the best of their ability.
“Being able to achieve this milestone has helped me to believe that resilience and motivation does pay off.”
Emma McCormick, Head of Child, Health and Social studies at Ullswater Community College, added:
“Emma has always been quietly confident and motivated, demonstrating an impressive professionalism. She is a capable, dedicated, and personable young woman who is patient, kind and nurturing. I have no doubt that she will achieve her dreams of becoming a primary school teacher. We wish her all the very best for the future.”
Read our Aspiration Award winner stories.
To find out more about CACHE qualifications in Childcare and Education, please visit our QualHub website.
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