Being in credit gives you a head start
Obtaining the TQ (FE) is a condition of employment at Motherwell, where Ms Lawson has been for almost five years. Originally registered for the Jordanhill course, she heard of Stirling's initiative and after lengthy negotiations between college and uiversity was enrolled there.
Motherwell gives her not only a day off every second Wednesday to travel to Stirling for classes but also time for study on the alternate Wednesdays.
"I love it, it's very challenging but enjoyable, and with a real emphasis on the theory and practice of teaching and learning," she says.
The opportunity to reflect on her teaching style has led her to make some changes which she hopes benefit her students. "I have had reinforced the concept that the principal learner in any class has to be the teacher."