Russell Cooper is a Brickwork Lecturer at Stockport College
I always strive to give my students an enjoyable experience inside the classroom, with skills they can apply confidently towards a career outside of the classroom. After gaining feedback from students about the facilities, I worked alongside them to create an environment where they thrive, improving the workshop space with engaging displays and student work.
In 2018 I received an Outstanding lesson observation during the graded observations, and as a result was highly commended from the senior leadership team at Stockport College. From then I have gained 100% achievement on the Level 1 Brickwork course, up from 40% the previous year. One of my highlights of the year has been supporting students from the Foundation Learning course and on to a Level 1 Diploma. Last year one learner passed the course and came 2nd in the Greater Manchester Colleges Group Skills Competition.
Interested in a successful career in Construction? Working in construction involves working indoors, outdoors, with your hands, with tools, on the ground, high up…I think you get the idea: there is so much variety within the construction industry.