Former West College Scotland student Stephanie Clark is back in the classroom – except this time, she’s the one doing the teaching!

Former West College Scotland student Stephanie Clark is back in the classroom – except this time, she’s the one doing the teaching!

Stephanie studied for three years at West College Scotland, completing her Level 2, HNC and HND in Sports Coaching. She then went on to complete her Honours Degree at the University of the West of Scotland, followed by a Post Grad in Teaching at Stirling University.

Here’s her story:

I left school at sixteen, not knowing what I wanted to do. However, I went to a careers’ fair and became interested in becoming a fitness instructor for the RAF.  But I was too young, so decided to go to college to study Sports Coaching instead.

I hadn’t enjoyed school, so was pleasantly surprised to find that being a student at West College Scotland was very different. The teaching style and environment is much more relaxed.  I guess that’s because you're not forced to be there and you're solely responsible for your own success. 

The lecturers were very approachable. There was always someone to talk to if you needed a bit of extra help or advice.  

At first, I wanted to teach PE in secondary schools. But after a bit of research and advice,

I decided to do a teaching qualification in further education (TQFE).

As part of my TQFE I did a placement at Clydebank and then was lucky enough to be offered a position as a Sports and Leisure Lecturer.

I've been teaching at West College Scotland for a year now and really enjoy it – no two days are ever the same!  The students are all very different, which I like, and I can definitely say I learn a lot from them - maybe as much as they do from me!

West College Scotland has been great for me and it’s become a big part of my life.  I’d recommend it to anyone.

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