Six trainees working as teachers in colleges, universities and
training providers across the region are the first graduates of
this successful partnership achieving the Professional Graduate
Certificate / Certificate in Education with an impressive one
hundred per cent retention and achievement rate.
Northumberland College joined the University of Huddersfield's
highly successful teacher training consortium in 2013 for the
delivery of both graduate and undergraduate teacher training
courses. This group are the first to complete the course at
Northumberland College and will celebrate their success at the
college's annual Higher Education Graduation ceremony next
Lori Turnbull, 26, from Ashington, said: "As part of my
studies I have completed 355 hours of practical teaching. I have
been lecturing at the college and it has been such a valuable
experience for me to take forward into my future career. I've
really enjoyed my course and am excited for the future."
Joyce Guthrie, Head of Faculty at Northumberland College,
said: "As a college our higher education courses are validated by
leading universities and we are really proud of our partnership
with the University of Huddersfield, which was recently rated as
University of the Year by the Times Higher Education Supplement and
as second best in the country for Education by the Guardian for the
fifth year running.
"This is a great result for our first cohort, plus we have a
large group of first years, also currently maintaining one hundred
per cent retention rates, who will graduate next year."
Northumberland College offers Access to Higher Education
courses that give those looking to gain the qualifications
necessary to meet higher education entry criteria an opportunity to
take their learning higher, as well as HNC, HND, Foundation Degree
and Professional Graduate courses. Applications for September are
still being accepted so anyone wishing to find out more should