The teacher training courses run by City of Bath College are generating impressive results and praise from students.

The recent one-week City and Guilds introduction to teaching and training course saw 100 per cent of students pass with flying colours.

Many of the students on the course have since started teaching, received salary increases at work or progressed on to the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) – which gives the learner a full teaching qualification.

Two students who attended the Intensive PTTLS teacher training course are registered chiropodists and podiatrists Sirene Cleife and Jackie Penrose, who run the Warminster-based The Podiatry People and who also work from The Bath Practice in Monmouth Street.

Mrs Cleife said: “We attended the course as our company has an interest in educating our patients about foot health, as well as delivering continuing professional development to other health professionals.

“The course exceeded our expectations.

“It was a fast-paced course which managed to combine a wide range of topics and to present a clear picture of the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful educator.”

Mrs Penrose added: “The course has enhanced our current skills as health educators by helping us to adapt our service provision, ensuring our courses include material that will be accessible to everyone.”

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