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How Kelly’s work placement became her dream job

News / 29 August 2018

After a 14-year career break, Kelly Chapman has begun a new role as a legal secretary. “I’m proud to have found work after taking this much time out,” said the 36-year-old who has joined Benussi & Co Limited in central Birmingham. “And I’ve done this straight after finishing my studies.” Kelly completed Level 2 and […]

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How Alice is making scary movie magic

News / 29 August 2018

With make-up bags of experience working on film sets and media make-up qualifications under her belt, Alice Green is closer than ever to a successful career as a professional artist. The 26-year-old has completed Level 2 and Level 3 courses at Kidderminster Academy. Her next stop in November will be in Devon to study prosthetics […]

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How Lois is a supernanny in the making

News / 29 August 2018

Lois Hollier-Swain first heard about the prestigious Norland College in Bath through a television documentary and soon made it her ambition to study there. After completing a childcare and education course at Stourbridge College, that dream has come true. “There are only 100 places available at Norland College each year so I was thrilled when […]

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BMet GCSE students are celebrating

News / 23 August 2018

It’s a time of celebration for hundreds of BMet GCSE students who have collected their results today (Thursday 23 August). The GCSE pass rate at the college this year is 93%, 4% above the national pass rate and demonstrates what a great opportunity BMet offers to many students to gain qualifications that will allow them […]

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How Denise went from making numbers add up to teaching others how to add up

News / 22 August 2018

One of most rewarding things Denise Barrow experienced as a trainee teaching assistant was watching a group of reception class children write their names for the first time. “Letter formation is something children develop throughout their first year in education. It’s lovely seeing them improve and develop this skill,” said the mum of two. “Helping […]

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Competition win supports Hamsar’s law career ambitions

News / 20 August 2018

Winning a law debating competition confirmed to HND legal studies student, Hamsar Asghar that his decision to return to study after a nine-year gap was the right one. “I came to Matthew Boulton College thinking I had unfinished business with the law industry – winning the debate just proved it,” he said. Hamsar competed against […]

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Adrenalin rush is flanks to college programme

News / 20 August 2018

He’s a rugby player that values speed as much as contact. And he reckons the adrenalin rush from being on the pitch is something else. This is why Harry Pitt loves being able to combine rugby training with a college diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence. “Not many sixth forms and schools have rugby teams […]

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Double A level celebration for Sutton College!

News / 16 August 2018

Sutton Coldfield College students are celebrating their A level results today with an overall pass rate of 99%, an increase on last year. Achievement rates for the college are at 97% which is 6% above the national rate. In 17 out of 24 subjects the college is celebrating a 100% pass rate – giving a […]

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Hayley up and away with legal career ambitions

News / 13 August 2018

Hayley Copage has made up for her 18 years away from education by going to college, doing work experience at a law firm and progressing to university. The 34-year-old completed an Access to Law and Criminology course at Sutton Coldfield College and is now at Coventry University studying a LLB qualifying law degree. “I left […]

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Future fitness forecast is good for Harry

News / 10 August 2018

Studying exercise and fitness at James Watt College has paved the way for Harry Morris to set himself up as a personal trainer. The 19-year-old started working freelance last September and is fast developing his business. “I’m looking to succeed in what is a rapidly growing industry,” said Harry. “If you’re a coach or a […]

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