LOOKING after five children all under the age of eight would be enough for most people.
But mum Beverley Woodhead, aged 33, from Chapeltown, found enough hours in the day to also train towards her goal of being a midwife.
Last year Beverley decided to take an unpaid break from her job at Sheffield Council.
And now the Hillsborough College student’s dedication and commitment have been recognised at the Sheffield Adult Learners’ Week Awards.
Beverley said: “It was a big financial commitment but I wanted to gain more qualifications that would broaden my options in the future and enable me to study for a degree and look towards a career in midwifery.
“The course is intense and pretty full-on but it has really been worth it. The staff have been absolutely phenomenal. They are so supportive and dedicated. I feel very humble to have been given this award.”
Having worked in social care since leaving school, Beverley took a break to complete GCSEs at Hillsborough College and is taking a one-year Health Science Access course.
Coun Jackie Drayton, Sheffield Council cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “This really is a remarkable achievement by Beverley, who is most certainly an inspiration to all.
“Going back to education later in life is a true passion of mine as it is something I did myself. I take my hat off to all those who make such a commitment and I was honoured to be able to present the awards to all the recipients.”
Tutor Jan Millward said: “Beverley is a model student, always first in and last to leave. Thoroughly conscientious, she is unwavering in her determination, enthusiasm and motivation to succeed.
“Beverley is destined to complete her qualification with the majority of her units at distinction grade – a truly remarkable feat.”