College Stories

Natalie discovers her passion for media make-up

Natalie Page
Natalie Page Level 3 Media Make-up Natalie originally worked in the entertainment business but after having her two daughters, decided to change direction. As well as doing children’s yoga classes, Natalie took[...]

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Alisha and Riley tell us about their Foundation Learning course

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student

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Foundation Learning
Alisha Raithatha Alisha chose to the Foundation Learning Programme because she would have the chance to study Hair and Beauty. “The best thing about the course is trying different things like English, maths,[...]

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Lauren’s placement leads to full-time job

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alumni

Subject Area

Foundation Learning
Lauren
Lauren Taylor 21 years old Supported Internship at Hawksmoor Boarding Kennels Lauren has been working at Hawksmoor since October 2017, and helped out every Friday, school holidays and during busy times[...]

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COLLEGE GAVE ME A GOOD FOUNDATION FOR MY CAREER AS A POLICE OFFICER

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alumni
Liam Bradshaw
Liam started the Level 3 Preparation for the Police Service after leaving sixth form. Here Liam tells us why this was the right course for him… WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS COURSE? I was interested in a career[...]

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Level 3 Photography – Owen Naylor Hall

Owen Naylor Hall National Photographic Competition
Owen Naylor Hall, 16, who studies Level 3 Photography at our Hinckley Campus, was awarded a runner-up prize in the annual competition Better Lives, organised by the Economic and Social[...]

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Foundation Learning – Ian Lee

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staff

Subject Area

Ian Lee Foundation Learning
Ian has spent the last decade supporting Foundation Learning students at the College with a range of skills including cookery, carpentry and life skills. A former student of the College himself, Ian trained as a chef and enjoyed a long career[...]

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Foundation Learning – Sian John

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staff

Subject Area

Foundation Learning - Sian John
A lecturer in Foundation Learning, Sian joined the College almost two years ago having previously run her own business as a dog trainer. She even brings her own pet dog, a springer cross poodle, into college to work with students with[...]

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Level 1 Floristry – Maddy Baker

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staff

Subject Area

Level 1 Floristry - Maddy Baker
Maddy has worked at the College for over seven years starting out as a technician within the floristry team and eventually becoming a lecturer. Maddy admits that she did not enjoy school, preferring to work than to follow an academic route.[...]

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Performing Arts Students – Flash Mob

Flash Mob Performing Arts
Our Hinckley Campus performing arts students created a Flash Mob for Sainsbury’s, to support #ComicRelief.[...]

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Level 3 Hospitality

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student
Matthew Batho
Matthew, 18, from Nuneaton, is a catering student with a passion for customer service and hospitality. He combines his studies with a job at The Royal Arms in Sutton[...]

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LEVEL 3 PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

Chloe Lloyd Hughes
Catering student Chloe followed in her family’s footsteps when she joined the College as her mother had also been taught by chef lecturer Graham Roberts on the same course. Chloe’s grandfather owned a butcher’s shop, so food and cooking have[...]

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Alumni Hospitality

Type of Case Study

alumni
Bethany Ellis - Hospitality Case Study
Bethany, from Hinckley, originally joined the College with the intention of becoming a chef but an opportunity to help in the restaurant made her realise that she had the potential to excel in a front-of-house environment. Bethany[...]

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Level 3 Music Performance

Tuze Duzen Music Performance
Level 3 Music Performance Tuze Duzen  When Tuze moved to Hinckley, she knew she wanted to come to College. Tuze says “the tutors at Hinckley all have a positive attitude and are really[...]

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Level 3 Media Case Study

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student
Level 3 Media
Joseph Kloos Joseph chose to come to the College because he loved the thought of learning how to use equipment such as the Green Screens, Cameras and Audio equipment in the TV Studio and Radio Station. Joseph’s[...]

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Level 1 Bricklaying Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Construction Courses
Level 1 Bricklaying
Billy Ward-Monteith Billy found school difficult at times to deal with, but since coming to college he has been excelling on his brickwork programme. “What I enjoy most about the course is that it’s been[...]

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Level 3 Health and Social Care Case Study

Type of Case Study

student
Level 3 Health And Social Care
Sabrine Khalifa  Sabrine wasn’t initially sure which area of health and care she would like to go into, so doing all of the different modules helped her to decide that she would like to pursue a career in nursing.[...]

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Level 2 Floristry Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Floristry Courses
Level 2 Floristry
Charlotte Reading  Charlotte has made a huge variety of arrangements during her time with the College, including a cake top for a wedding, a hostess bouquet, posies and funeral work, all of which have helped develop[...]

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Level 3 Beauty Therapy Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Beauty Courses
Level 3 Beauty Therapy
Chaneal Thompson Chaneal chose to come to the college as the lecturers were highly experienced and she really wanted to learn from the experts. “My favourite element of my course is being hands-on, especially[...]

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Level 3 in Graphic Design Case Study

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student
Level 3 In Graphic Design
Level 3 in Graphic Design  Grace Downing Grace chose to study at the Hinckley campus, “the atmosphere here is very welcoming and friendly and it’s great being with so[...]

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Level 2 Hairdressing Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Hairdressing Courses
Molly Coverson “I really enjoy the practical side of college, especially cutting hair. I hope to become freelance after completing my course, it would be brilliant to have my own[...]

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Level 3 in Computing and IT Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Computing Courses
Level 3 In Computing and IT Case Study
Will Baggott The course is very interesting, I chose to do this course as I know what I want to do as a career. This course is a specialised subject and will help me achieve my career goals. I enjoy[...]

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Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery – William Vorajee

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student
William Vorajee  “I enjoy my course and interacting with people, making some great friends along the way. I have participated in competitions since joining the college and won Best in Class and Silver at the Salon[...]

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Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery – Sam Kirton

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student
Sam Kirton “I really enjoy my course, particularly the social aspect, both with my peers and with the restaurant customers. I hope to work my way up through a job in the industry when I finish my course. I would[...]

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Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery – Luke Rowton

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student
Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
Luke Rowton “The favourite part of my course is working as part of a team. I have developed my customer service skills and my confidence has really grown since I’ve started the course. I am[...]

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Level 2 in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Motor Vehicle Courses
Liam Williamson ”I enjoy seeing friends and being within the learning environment. The tutors are really supportive and give me loads of advice and help with theory and in the workshop. I enjoy[...]

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Level 3 in Uniformed Services Case Study

Type of Case Study

student
Uniformed Services Case Study
Liam Williamson Liam has always wanted to be a Police Officer, so he decided to do a Public Services course as soon as he left school: ”I had a look at some different colleges and the course at[...]

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Level 2 in Sport Case Study

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student

Subject Area

Sport Courses
Sport Case Study
Megan Wild ”What I enjoy most about coming to college is the after-school possibilities, especially the fact that I can use the gym anytime. I also enjoy the food and getting a haircut for cheap.[...]

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