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    I'm in a dilemma where i have 3 potential people i could put down as my reference, but i'm not sure who i should put down.

    A few facts first

    - I'm currently resitting English GCSE on a night course, since i only managed to get a D.
    - I'm currently in full time work as a web developer.
    - I left collage a year ago and left with a DDM.

    So here is the problem, i read that if you are in a course you have to put down your teacher as your referral (so my night class teacher), but then i also read up that if you are in full time work you can ether put down a old teacher (so possibly a college tutor) or your employer. So who should i put down? My old college tutor, employer or current night class tutor.

    Thanks John.
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    (Original post by John Green)
    I'm in a dilemma where i have 3 potential people i could put down as my reference, but i'm not sure who i should put down.

    A few facts first

    - I'm currently resitting English GCSE on a night course, since i only managed to get a D.
    - I'm currently in full time work as a web developer.
    - I left collage a year ago and left with a DDM.

    So here is the problem, i read that if you are in a course you have to put down your teacher as your referral (so my night class teacher), but then i also read up that if you are in full time work you can ether put down a old teacher (so possibly a college tutor) or your employer. So who should i put down? My old college tutor, employer or current night class tutor.

    Thanks John.
    Hi,

    Your referee needs to be someone who knows you well in an academic context. I would imagine that your GCSE tutor has limited experience of your academic abilities (i.e. they've only ever taught you at a relatively low level) so I would suggest asking your old college for a reference. It's entirely normal for people on gap years to ask their old college for a reference.
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    Hi,

    Your referee needs to be someone who knows you well in an academic context. I would imagine that your GCSE tutor has limited experience of your academic abilities (i.e. they've only ever taught you at a relatively low level) so I would suggest asking your old college for a reference. It's entirely normal for people on gap years to ask their old college for a reference.
    Thank you for clearing this up - John
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    I've been out of school for almost a decade.
    Do I only have my manager as a choice for referee (who would people use who were out of work)?
 
 
 
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