Daljeet’s First Class Journey Started at Telford College
Award-winning Shropshire student Daljeet Kaur is taking her teaching career to the next level after graduating with a first class BA honours degree.
The 23-year-old, from Hadley, completed an early years foundation degree course at Telford College.
She has now topped that up into a full honours degree in special educational needs, disability, inclusion and childhood and family studies after completing an extra year at University Centre Telford.
The former Hadley Learning Community student said: “I really enjoyed my top-up year at Southwater, which was challenging yet rewarding.
“Completing the foundation degree at Telford College equipped me for my top-up year, providing me with knowledge of different issues children and families may face in the 21st century, and aiding me to explore them further.
“I feel studying with Telford College has supported me to complete my qualifications and progress onto the next stage in my higher education studies smoothly.”
Daljeet was able to complete her foundation degree at Telford College while also working at ABC Nursery in Hadley.
She added: “I would recommend others considering pursuing higher education to definitely explore their options at Telford College.
“Studying alongside working in early years has certainly supported me to become a reflective practitioner, linking theory and practice.”
She said the smaller class sizes on the Telford College foundation course helped her to build a rapport with classmates and make friends in a short period of time.
Daljeet’s Telford College journey began several years ago, when she completed a level three diploma in childcare and education in 2014.
“My previous experience at the college had been very positive, building my confidence through the role of a student representative, and having received a student of the year award,” she said.
Caroline Bastow, Access and HE learner manager at Telford College, said: “As soon as she came to us, we could see Daljeet was destined to succeed – it was a question of helping her to find that out for herself.
“She took a while to believe in herself, but really came into her own during the top-up year.
“By taking the time to develop her confidence and become more self-aware, Daljeet is now in the perfect position to fulfil her dreams.”