Tim Nixon - Sport Lecturer
Tim, who undertook his teacher training (Post-16 PGCE) at Truro College, is involved in the delivery of Level 2 Diploma in Sport, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and A Level Physical Education at Callywith College. In addition to this, Tim is the Football Academy Coach.
What inspired you to pursue a career in education?
PE was always my favourite lesson at school and I competed in a wide range of sports growing up such as football, rugby and athletics. Sport has played a huge role throughout my life and I continued my studies in sport at further and higher education. I wanted to pursue a career in sport since an early age, however it wasn’t until I was at university that I realised it was within education. I thoroughly enjoyed the university experience at Cardiff Metropolitan and at Truro College, where I studied to become a PE/Sports Lecturer in further education. I find teaching the 16 - 19 age group very rewarding as I am able to shape young people’s futures, and I hope to continue teaching PE/ sport in further education throughout my career.
What about working with Callywith College do you enjoy the most?
I have enjoyed being part of the team since the start and helping to develop the sports provision at the College. The staff are really friendly and everything about the College is new and exciting! I especially enjoy being able to teach/coach on our fantastic sporting facilities such as the 3G pitch and sports hall.
What advice would you give students considering applying for Callywith College?
Go for it! Callywith College is an exciting opportunity for your further education studies, where you will be able to experience brand new facilities with experienced members of staff who deliver a wide range of courses to suit your interests.