Adam Reay

Adam was searching for a course that would fit around his other commitments.

He said:

“I had previously studied on the FdA Supporting Learning & Teaching programme so knew I would be in good hands to top-up my degree. The course times fit perfectly around my full-time job and meant I was able to study while continuing to gain experience in the workplace.

“The lecturers were very knowledgeable and approachable and I received a lot of support throughout my time studying. I am so glad I followed my desire to further my career with more qualifications. The career opportunities after completing the course were fantastic. I secured employment as a teacher at The Link School in Sunderland and love my job.

“I chose New College Durham because it meant I was able to gain a full degree whilst studying part-time. My experience at the College was enjoyable and knowledgeable and I am certain I wouldn’t have had the same flexibility at a university!”

Adam is now a teacher at The Link School in Sunderland.

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BA (Hons) top-up Education & Training

This programme will top-up your foundation degree in an education or supporting learning related area to a degree and will provide you with the potential to progress within the education sector.