Lauren’s Professional Competence and confidence soars!
Early Years Graduate
Early Years & Montessori
Lauren was out of college seven years and questioned her ability and confidence to do a blended learning degree in Early Childhood studies. Now that she has successfully completed it – she says,
“I have so much more confidence now in this field and it has taught me that I am well able to do anything I put my mind to.”
Returning to college can be a challenge for most people. Students often underestimate their ability and question their confidence as they make the decision to undertake a new course of study. It had been seven years since Lauren did any course and she was working as a childminder. The Early Years blended learning degree was the programme that was most suitable for Lauren, and understandably, she approached it with more than a little trepidation, “I was very nervous starting this course as it had been years since I was in college or near a laptop so the online studying was very daunting prior to starting the course.”
Despite her initial concerns, Lauren found the blended learning degree worked for her. She points out that “the structure of the course online was very easy and stress free.” Lauren offers advice to future students, “I personally found the tutorials brilliant and I felt very confident about the assessments I had been asked to complete when I came out of them. I would highly recommend anyone doing the course to attend them” and comments that “with the right teachers and the right application, I found the course very manageable.”
Lauren has grown in terms of professional competence and confidence, “I have so much more confidence now in this field and it has taught me that I am well able to do anything I put my mind to.” So much so … that Lauren is now planning to do a master’s degree and we wish her every success in this endeavour.
Have you been thinking about doing a degree Early Childhood studies? Would blended learning work for you? Would you like to talk through your situation with a course advisor or tutor, please call 01 892 0000 or come to one of our open days to meet with the tutors from the Early Years department.