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We recently met with Marie who is completing an apprenticeship. Here’s what she had to say:
Why did you first want to do the course?
I chose an ACL apprenticeship as I had been working as an Office & Finance Manager for 2 years and by completing the School Business Professional qualification I felt that I would have more confidence and gain more knowledge on the role of a School Business Manager.
How did you find actually being on the course? The study, the support, the delivery etc.
I found being on the course fun and interesting. The training provider made the sessions very interactive and It was nice to have discussions with the group and understand how other schools work. My tutor was very approachable, supportive and helpful.
Did you enjoy it, even if some parts were challenging?
I currently work for Little Stars Nursery. Yes, it was challenging juggling around my work and homelife but I also feel it was a great achievement which I can be proud of.
What benefits did the course bring you during your study?
It built my confidence and I found the course quite reassuring. I do know what I’m talking about and I am following the correct procedure and process.
What benefits have you gained since completing the course?
On completion of the course I was promoted to the School Business Manager and I have been working in this role for 2 years now. I feel happy and confident in my role and through the research methods during my time of studying, I feel as though I know where to look for more guidance and information if there is anything that I am unsure of. I also have a support network from other schools who attended the course with me.