David Barrachina Cerda - Teaching Case Study

FdA Education and Training

''After a few years away I decided to return to England in 2007 looking to undertake some training in the lifelong learning sector. I realised that I could pursue a route into a teaching career and give something back to people wanting to learn the English and Spanish languages. As Spanish was my first language I was keen to incorporate the Spanish and English language into my teaching qualification.

I knew the reputation that the Newcastle School of Education had and this encouraged me to approach the Teaching and Learning centre for some information and advice.

I decided to start with a CELTA qualification which would then allow me to progress onto further teaching qualifications. I thought it would be a useful qualification to have if I decided to do more travelling. The CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind.

Upon completion of my CELTA qualification I decided to seek further help and advice about my next career step. I felt that I was always given first class help and support from my tutors and I was advised to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Training that would allow me to incorporate Spanish language teaching into my qualification''.