College student stories

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Nathan's Story

Chef Cookery Courses Level 2 and Level 3 (Professional Cookery)

Nathan, winner of the British Culinary Federation’s Young Chef of the Year 2019, has worked at some of the world’s best restaurants.

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Isha's Story

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Keen to one day teach children up to seven years old, Isha’s course was the first step to success and her dream career.

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Ellouise's Story

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3

Ellouise, who plans to either support in schools or become a teacher, found the placement element of her course a huge draw.

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Amy's Story

Sport and Physical Activity Level 3

Amy used her college course as a springboard to go to university, something she had never considered before her time at University College Birmingham.

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Lewis' Story

BoxED Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE)

Regional title-holder Lewis now has two, invaluable additional qualifications under his belt thanks to his course for aspiring professional boxers.

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Sean's Story

Hair and Media Make-up Level 2

Sean was drawn to his course because it was so different to those offered by other colleges, taking him one step closer to his dream of glamming up the runway.

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