Helen King-Wilson
Helen King-Wilson Deputy Manager at Red Robin Pre-school, Oldham Foundation Degree in Early Years

Helen wanted to climb through the ranks of the childcare industry and knew that the best way to do this was by studying Higher Education at our University Centre. It was her opportunity to stay local and go far!

“Hopwood unlocked capabilities that I did not recognise in myself and gave me the confidence to expand my knowledge”

Janine Lightfoot
Janine Lightfoot Nursery Manager at Red Robin Preschool Foundation Degree in Early Years

Nursery manager Janine wanted to implement positive changes to her nursery and stay ahead in the industry. She knew that the best way to achieve this was to study at Higher Education.

“I have never really been academic but doing this has shown me that when you have a passion for something you can achieve what you thought were impossible goals!”

Joanne Drysdale
Joanne Drysdale Newly Qualified Teacher at East Crompton St George’s Primary School Foundation Degree in Early Years

When Joanne joined our University Centre as a mature student, she found herself on the fast-track to her dream career. The supportive nature of the course allowed Joanne to secure the job she’d always wanted.

“It’s never to late to achieve your dream! I was a mature student and Hopwood supported and encouraged me to pursue my dream and achieve it”

Latisha Mawdsley
Latisha Mawdsley Studying Youth and Community Work at University of Huddersfield Education & Childcare

Latisha had the opportunity to thrive during her time at Hopwood. She’s now making use of the opportunities her course brought by undertaking Higher Education at the University of Huddersfield.

“The best thing about college was the support from my teachers when I struggled or needed any help. They went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed”

Maria Kouser
Maria Kouser Nursery Practitioner at 1st Safari Daycare Nursery Education & Childcare

Maria will proudly tell people that her time at Hopwood Hall really boosted her confidence, increased her independence and made her the person that she is today!

“Manage your time appropriately, enjoy your work experience and always take part in different opportunities which will help improve your progress”

Rebecca Marson
Rebecca Marson Norland Nanny at Norland College Education & Childcare

These days you’ll find Rebecca studying a degree at the prestigious Norland College. In the future she plans to open a nursery specialising in emotional development.

“When I needed advice on assignments there was someone there to help, when I needed advice on real life there was also someone there to help. The tutors wanted the best for me”

Shahida Begum
Shahida Begum Teaching Assistant at Lowerplace Primary School Education & Childcare

Shahida always knew that she wanted to work with children. Once she visited Hopwood, it was a no-brainer that it was the place to make it happen. She now gets to share her passion every day.

“My tutors made the lessons fun and interactive – I was able to build so many valuable life skills. The course opens up so many amazing opportunities”

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