Course led to dream job as a sport teacher

Angharad Llewelyn, PCET graduate

Angharad Llewelyn from Cardiff graduated from the Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) in July 2015. Her subject specialism was sport and she now works for the Cardiff City FC Foundation as a Sport and Education Teacher.

She also completed the MSc in Performance Coaching and the BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of South Wales.

"I’m very much a people’s person and teaching was a natural choice for me. 

"I love my job. It allows me to teach the subject I love, but more importantly, it gives me an opportunity to make a difference to young people’s lives by giving them an opportunity to better themselves.

"My main role is to teach on the BTEC Sport courses we offer as part of the Schools Programme.

"I also facilitate the Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching & Development programme that is run by the University of South Wales.

"Without a doubt, having the PCET qualification got me this job.

"The teacher training course helped to identify my strengths and weaknesses, and gave me an opportunity to improve myself. 

"It taught me how to develop detailed lesson plans, design resources, and most importantly, build up the confidence to deliver sessions effectively to a wide range of different people. 

"For me, the best part of the course was the opportunity to undertake teaching placements. This led to a full-time lecturing job, which I hope will be the start of a long and successful career."