Student case studies

After volunteering for a year at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Alex Phillips decided that she wanted a career working with animals so enrolled on the Level 3 Animal Management course.

I’ve just completed my Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 in Hairdressing at Northumberland College.

When I was at high school, I did my work experience in a school. I really enjoyed it, so decided that’s what I wanted to study after my GCSEs and enrolled at Northumberland College.

I chose to study at Northumberland College as the facilities are great. There is a replica aircraft, which is useful for practising safety demonstrations and inflight service.

I chose to study agriculture as I wanted to get a foot in the door in the farming industry. The course is great as we spend a lot of time working outside with the animals, building our knowledge and experience and it gets our name known in the ...

I fell in love with the Kirkley Hall Campus when I first came to visit, everyone was really welcoming. I’ve had a lot to do with horses throughout my life.

Outdoor Programmes student, Michael Errington, is using the skills he learns on his NVQ level 3 course to work as an apprentice at Kirkley Hall’s Outdoor Activity Centre.

When Rebecca left school in 2011 after her GCSEs, her teachers told her she'd never get in to university. Three years later and she has achieved the top grade for her Level 3 Early Years course at Northumberland College and is looking forward t...

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