After expanding their wide range of Apprenticeships to include pathways into teaching careers, the first two Teaching Assistant Apprentices at Richard Huish College have passed their end point assessments, completed their Apprenticeships and look set to inspire future young minds.

Emily May and Daisy Dening both had to work extremely hard to prepare for their external observations and professional discussions; one of these had to take part in the learners home due to the current restrictions in place in response to the Covid 19 outbreak, adding an additional challenge.

On completion of her course, Daisy said “I am really happy to have completed my Apprenticeship, and feel that I was supported really well by my Tutor along the way.” Daisy achieved a Distinction grade and has secured a place onto a Foundation Degree for September.

Emily added, “I have really enjoyed completing my Apprenticeship. During the 18 month Apprenticeship, I have learnt and developed a lot of knowledge and skills through both my workplace and at College. I have been supported by my Assessor/Tutor at College and have always been able to ask for more support when needed”. In the future Emily will continue in her current role as a Teaching Assistant.

If you are interested in a career in teaching, Huish is currently recruiting new Apprentices for Teaching Assistant and Early Years Education positions starting this September. For more information visit our Apprenticeship page or email apprenticeship@richuish.ac.uk.