After choosing to study at Northumberland College and visiting employer placements, Matthew got a view on supporting children to learn.

I am currently studying T-Level Early Years and Education and I am now in my second year specialising in Early Years Educator.

The links between industry and the classroom supported me and my ability to put what I learn at Northumberland College into practice.

I’d say the best thing about studying at Northumberland College would have to be because I was unsure of the course I wanted to do, and after choosing to study at Northumberland College and visiting employer placements, I got a view on supporting children to learn, which I’m able to do through the college.

My lecturers and course tutors have helped me to understand new topics at the right pace and showed care and understanding for me as a student.

The team are all knowledgeable and have worked in various settings. They are all supportive and inspiring.

Yes I would recommend the college as there are lots of learning opportunities on the doorstep.

I am now employed by my placement setting and continue to attend college working towards completing the subject specialism this year with a view to staying at Northumberland to study level 4 and continue to build my experience in forest school.

It has given me new ambitions as I didn’t know much about outdoor education. Having the opportunity to learn in the classroom and then visit an outdoor nursery with the class inspired me to change placement and become more interested in the outdoor learning environment.

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