Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE
Postgraduate qualifications were the natural next step for me after completing my undergraduate studies at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The goal I wanted to accomplish was to be a lecturer, a tutor and a mindful life coach. My degree was in Alternative Therapies for Healthcare and I have continued this path through additional training like alternative therapies and stress management; I wanted to be able to offer various therapies with a focus towards holism.
By the time I’d completed my degree, I was already running my own business called Monya Holistic Therapies. I had a year’s gap before entering postgraduate study, but throughout was busy working on my continuous personal and professional development.
I studied the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, splitting my time between my full-time job, planning and teaching lessons at West Cheshire College, plus running my own business. It’s difficult to choose a single aspect of the course I enjoyed most, but my teaching placement was one of them; I’ve managed to link with people I’d like to work with in the future. I also enjoy modules such as Negotiated Study and Innovation.
My greatest achievement on my course was receiving a job offer from the college straight after completing my placement. Although I’m still a trainee teacher, I’m happy and proud that my manager noticed my potential. I’ve been proud to be a student ambassador for Wrexham Glyndwr; it’s an institution that treats its students as names rather than numbers. The University provides great support for people whatever their background, plus I love the ethnic diversity here…I’m very happy to have made friends from around the globe.
PGCE qualifications allow me to accomplish my mission to run an international holistic training centre. I believe it’s about knowing your mission and staying focused until you get there, which can be achieved with a huge dose of determination and patience.
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