Five years ago, when Tina struggled to help with her young children’s homework, she worried about the example she was setting them. So, she went to The Broughton Trust to improve her own skills, initially attending classes in Child Development level 1, then moving on to numeracy. In total, Tina gained qualifications in Health and Social Studies level 1, Psychology levels 1 and 2, and Literacy, Counselling, Teaching Assistant and Numeracy all at level 2. Tina supported her peers in class and regularly brought people to the centre to learn. This voluntary role progressed into paid employment when she became a Learning Development Worker for The Broughton Trust in January 2010.
Tina continued her learning and completed a level 2 Adult Learning Support and an NVQ level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance. She will shortly begin a qualification in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, enabling her to deliver courses in the community. “I am now a great example to my kids and I can tell them to work at school as they see me doing it and achieving,” reflected Tina.