Student case studies

17-year-old Level 1 Motor Vehicle Student Sophie Hammond from Berwick, has always had a passion for cars and mechanics from a young age.

17-year-old Level 3 Equine Management student, Megan Carter, from South Shields, is living in halls of residence at Kirkley Hall whilst completing her studies.

16-year-old Career College student, Hannah Brooks from Alnwick said: “After finishing my GSCE at high school, a representative from the College came to a careers fair and told us all about the benefits of doing this course.

Jamie completed BTEC Diploma Art and Design at the College before progressing to Degree Level.

From the age of five,17-year-old Kyle Murray developed a love of football and since, has turned his childhood hobby into a career option thanks to Northumberland College’s Berwick Rangers Football Academy.

Northumberland Carer College is an innovative learning model for 14 to 19 year-olds that combines academic studies with practical learning and work experience.

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 fa...

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.

17-year-old Kane Haines, from Cramlington, is studying Level 2 Animal Care and has a true passion for animals and the outdoors.

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 to ...

Talented 18-year-old Josh, from Morpeth, started at Northumberland College two years ago as a Level 2 IT and Accountancy student and has now progressed to university.

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