60 seconds with - Fazia Hussein
29 July 2020
Health, Childcare & Teaching
Level 4 Childcare
Faiza was referred to the centre by her sister who had previously completed the Level 3 supporting teaching and learning qualification at the centre.
She enrolled on the Level 3 TA and made use of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) qualifications such as food award, safeguarding, first aid and dyslexia. On completion she got a job as a teaching assistant.
She progressed to the Level 4 advanced practitioner qualification which she achieved and completed another CPD on mental health. She is currently at the Westminster University studying Education and hopes to become a fully qualified school teacher.
The course has been an amazing experience. It felt like going to a second home. It was like a family unit. The learning was just flowing. I felt supported, it was amazing.
Firstly, what made you decide to choose childcare and teaching?
My dream was always to become a teacher, so I knew that would be a step closer to going to university and doing a degree. My sister who did a course before that, said to me that the Macbeth centre do teaching assistant classes, so I was more than happy to enrol and do the course. That helped push me closer to my goal.
What’s the course been like and how has it helped you?
The course has been an amazing experience. It felt like going to a second home. It was like a family unit. The learning was just flowing. I felt supported, it was amazing. It has helped me land a job working in a primary school setting and being a teacher. So, the whole experience was such an amazing one.
Great. What would you like to do next?
My next step is I am going to do an early years child education degree at university.
So, anything else that you want to add?
I would say anybody who is willing to take the step, or look into becoming a childcare and teaching assistant, the Macbeth centre is the place to be. Because they make you feel welcome and supported.
Fazia at the Celebration of Success evening