Student Profile: Daniel Dean
Information and Communication Technology: ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
Daniel Dean came to the college as an IT novice, eager to learn how to use computers so that he could efficiently fulfil his secretarial duties for the local residents’ association. So his first course was Introduction to Computing.
From these early beginnings Daniel quickly progressed onto CLAIT and then ECDL. Learning to use computers has helped him immensely in his role at the residents’ association. It empowered him to produce all the minutes and agendas himself and therefore have greater control over the running of the association.
Daniel never stopped being a student. Because he felt passionately about working with children, he signed up to the Teaching Assistants course at WMC. As part of this, he completed a one year placement with Year 4 pupils at Gospel Oak School. So he went on to join the teaching assistant course with the aim of securing employment in a school.
But that was not all. Daniel enrolled in Advanced ECDL, studying word-processing. At weekends he took part in the drumming and percussion workshop at the college. It’s no wonder that Daniel said “College is a pretty necessary part of my life—it keeps my mind working.”