I've been working in the software industry for over 25 years, most of the time facilitating the successful implementation of business systems in a wide variety of sectors including financial services, IT, engineering, hotels/leisure, defence and publishing.
But now it's time for a change of direction. Several years ago I helped with an adult literacy class and thought then that I would like to become a tutor sometime.
In January this year I started volunteering again, and decided that the time is right to retrain as a Basic Skills tutor. So I enrolled on a preparatory course at the local FE college (finishing at the beginning of July), and in September I will be starting a 1-year Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) course.