The first group of trainee teachers from Northumberland College’s newly-established partnership with the University of Huddersfield are preparing to graduate.
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 100 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 graduate this week.
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, added: ““This is a great result for our first cohort, plus we have a large group of first years, also currently maintaining 100 per cent retention rates, who will graduate next year.”