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Rebecca has worked at Canterbury College as a qualified Lecturer for the last fifteen years in the Supported Learning Department.
Her first career was in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy; studying at Thanet College. She attained level 3 in both disciplines, winning awards on both courses and going on to manage a salon in Mayfair. She then had the opportunity to open and co-own a successful catering establishment in Canterbury, which she ran for 5 years.
In 2003, she was runner up in a TV amateur gardening competition. As a result, Rebecca felt confident in studying RHS qualifications (Level 1 & 2) then achieved a BA (Hons) in Garden Design and became a finalist in ‘Student Commercial Design Award’ for The Society of Garden Designers in 2015. Originally being employed as a Horticulture Lecturer, Rebecca completed her DTLLS with Canterbury Christchurch University. She also holds C & G Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment.
In Rebecca’s spare time, her hobbies include silversmithing (selling her work in a local gallery and craft fairs) and renovation. Having already restored a vintage caravan, she has recently bought a 1976 VW Campervan as a new project. Rebecca is a strong supporter for all vocational studies, whether it be for leisure, Lifelong-Learning or a career.
Due to her diverse vocational background, Rebecca has been able to confidently teach a wide range of subjects within Supported Learning, from Entry level 1 to Level 1. She has helped to develop, create and deliver the current curriculum for the Learning-for-Life Entry 2 course. Rebecca has supported and mentored new lecturers in their role and is an integral part of the SL Lecturing team.
Rebecca is also a Councillor on her local Rough Common and Harbledown Parish Council.