A SOLIHULL teacher has escaped jail after admitting faking qualifications for trainee teaching assistants
Dawn Carville, 44, of Elmdon Park Road, forged the City and Guilds certificates for a course run by her training firm – which had got into financial difficulties.
She pleaded guilty to the charge last month, and was sentenced to 50 hours unpaid work at Birmingham Crown Court last Thursday.
It’s understood that Carville had taught at a number of schools before setting up her own firm – Paintbox Training Company Ltd.
But unbeknown to her students, the company ran into trouble, and Carville set about forging certificates.
Claire Harris, prosecuting, said that the students had used the certificates in “good faith,” and the forgeries were detected when they started to apply for jobs.
Paul John, defending, said it was an unusual case, and went on: “Essentially she ran out of money. She was under pressure from students to receive their certificates.
“She did not want to let them down, and embarked on this foolish escapade.”