Topping Out

Author/Producer ESCalate
  • Wendy Belk (University of Strathclyde)
Published in Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7
Date Published Autumn 2006
Pages 1


By Wendy Belk, ESCalate's 2005 Student Award


This is Wendy's third and final article in the ESCalate newsletter, where she summaries her first year after Graduation.

I’ve just finished my first full year in my job as a trainer/assessor of Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Community Development Work having graduated only a year ago as a Community Worker myself. So how do I feel one year on, as the graduation of my first group of students fast approaches? On top of the world?

Well no, if I’m honest, my feelings are rather more ambivalent. It’s been a tough year; establishing myself in my new place of work, getting to know my new colleagues, designing and delivering training in Community Development Work for the first time and getting to grips with assessing SVQs. There have been many challenges and on a number of occasions I have questioned whether or not I am in the right job…