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Below are a few examples of some of our many students that have successfully progressed on to university, an apprenticeship or in to full-time employment.

 

 

Sharon Payne

Access to HE in 12/13

Subject Area:
Access to Higher Education

Sharon Payne


Sharon passed the Acess to Higher Education course with distinction grades.


She has now progressed to Southampton Solent University to study a criminology degree.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Charlotte Birks

Access to HE - Social Sciences in 10/11

Subject Area:
Access to Higher Education

Charlotte Birks


"I cannot praise City College enough for their commitment to help all students and provide a memorable experience. My teachers have given supportive guidance and have been an inspiration.


The Level 3 access course is a great stepping stone in preparation for university as it provides all the necessary requirements in a fun and encouraging manner. The course has given me strength and determination to continue my education further and has encouraged me that I am capable of succeeding."


 


 

 

 

Anna Prideaux

HNC Photography in 10/11

Subject Area:
Art & Design

Anna Prideaux


Having successfully completed the HNC in Photography to a very high standard, Anna followed her dream and started up her own photography business.


She is now a leading portrait photographer specialising in baby, children and family photography.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Kristine Erminasa

Pre-degree Foundation in Art and Design in 11/12

Subject Area:
Art & Design

Kristine Erminasa


Kristine Erminasa achieved a distinction grade for the Level 4 Pre-degree Foundation in Art and Design.


She is now studying a BA in Fine Art at Southampton Solent University.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Thohmina Miah

BTEC First Diploma Business in 10/11

Subject Area:
Business, Finance & Administration

Thohmina Miah


Thohmina achieved the Level 2 First Diploma in Business with merits and distinctions.


She has successfully gained a full-time permanent role as an Administration Assistant with Brightside Plc - a Southampton Insurance Broker.


Thohmina said: "the experience from presenting in class and the interview role-playing really helped me to prepare thoroughly for the rigorous job recruitment process".


 


 


 

 

 

Jayne Wilkinson

Diploma in Hospitality in 12/13

Subject Area:
Catering, Hospitality, Food & Drink

Jayne Wilkinson


Jayne Wilkinson scored a work placement for celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.


During the summer Jayne is set to do work experience with Raymond Blanc at his flagship two Michelin-starred eatery, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, after sending a plucky letter asking him for a big break.


Budding pastry chef, Jayne, 17, said: "I wanted to learn more about French cuisine and see the new techniques they're using in industry and thought there's nowhere better to see that than at Le Manoir. I wrote them a letter asking for work experience, not really thinking anything would come of it, so I couldn't believe it when his people got back to me."


 


 

 

 

Harriet Da Costa

Diploma in Professional Cookery in 12/13

Subject Area:
Catering, Hospitality, Food & Drink

Harriet Da Costa


Harriet achieved four distinctions in er patisserie qualification.


Since gaining her qualifications, she has started up her own successful home-baking business, Dimples Cakes.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Michael Collier

NVQ Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership in 10/11

Subject Area:
Catering, Hospitality, Food & Drink

Michael Collier


Michael successfully completed his studies and has secured a job as a Trainee Manager for Compass, the largest catering organisation in the world.

To start with Michael will be working locally in a supervisory role in the restaurant of one of the high street department stores. Naturally he hopes to move to other areas of Compass and fulfil his other ambition of seeing other parts of the world.


 


 


 

 

 

Danielle Betteridge

Diploma in Childcare and Education in 12/13

Subject Area:
Childcare

Danielle Betteridge


Danielle worked tirelessly not just in her studies but also as the Disability Awareness Officer on our student council.


She has fulfilled her dream of progressing to the prestigious Norland College in Bath to study a 3-year degree in early years development and nannying.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed

BTEC National Diploma in IT in 10/11

Subject Area:
Computer & IT

Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed


Abdulaziz achieved the Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in IT (networking pathway) with triple distinctions.


He successfully progressed to Bournemouth University to study a degree in Software Engineering and is now able to fulfil his ambition of designing software solutions.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Ashley Anderson

BTEC in Civil Engineering in 12/13

Subject Area:
Construction & Building Services

Ashley Anderson


Ashley achieved distinction grades on the Level 3 Civil Engineering course.


He has now successfully progressed to a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Professional Construction with his employer, WSP Group Plc. Higher Apprenticeships are the equivalent of university-level study. 


 


 


 


 

 

 

Tom Enright

Painting and Decorating in 11/12

Subject Area:
Construction & Building Services

Tom Enright


Tom Enright has sucessfully progressed from Level 2 Painting and Decorating to an apprenticeship with NTL contractors.


Tom said, "I really enjoyed the course and learning how to problem solve on the job. One of the best aspects of the course was its practical nature and the help and positivity from the tutors".


 


 


 


 

 

 

Charlotte Hart

Counselling & Psychotherapy Training in 12/13

Subject Area:
Counselling

Charlotte Hart


"I left City College with a BA honours degree and qualifications in clinical supervision, person-centred group work and teaching.


I am now practicing as a BACP accredited counsellor, as well as a supervisor and group facilitator in NHS primary care, a role that I find enormously satisfying and which I could not have aspired to or achieved without the excellent experience, professional grounding and support that I received from the counselling and psychotherapy training team at City College."


 


 


 

 

 

Matthew Hobbs

BTEC in Electrical Engineering in 11/12

Subject Area:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Matthew Hobbs


Matthew Hobbs from Oaklands achieved BTEC Level 3 in Electrical Engineering and is now studying at Bournemouth University.


Matthew said, "I really enjoyed the practical elements of the course and found that the tutors were really committed to helping us pass our course".


 


 


 


 

 

 

Andrew Willoughby

BTEC in Engineering in 11/12

Subject Area:
Engineering, Manufacturing, Welding & CAD

Andrew Willoughby


Andrew studied AS Maths alongside the BTEC Level 3 in Engineering and was offered a highly sought-after place at the University of Southampton as well as a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship with the MOD.


Andrew said, "I really enjoyed the wide range of subjects covered on the course and found the tutors extremely helpful. I decided to opt for the apprenticeship route to further improve my career opportunities and so that I could start earning a living."


 


 

 

 

Louise Collins

Diploma in Hairdressing in 12/13

Subject Area:
Hairdressing

Louise Collins


Louise achieved a full distinction on her course.


Having also completed a successful work placement with Browns Hair Lounge, she has now secured full-time employment with them.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Emma Russell

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care in 10/11

Subject Area:
Health and Social Care

Emma Russell


"It's been brilliant studying at City College and I've really gained in confidence, knowledge and experience. The teachers are really nice and I have done six different work placements at places like schools, nurseries, care homes and hospitals. It means I have had a chance to look at many different career options.


I've been accepted to study a Degree in Child Health Nursing at the University of Southampton. I was one of 2,000 students who applied for just 65 places so I'm really happy ... now I'm a step closer to my goal of becoming a paediatric nurse."

 

 

Chloe Benham

BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care in 11/12

Subject Area:
Health and Social Care

Chloe Benham


Chloe, previously from Westgate School, achieved triple distinctions in the BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care.


She has now progressed to Bournemouth University to study adult nursing.


Chloe said, "I chose City College as it had good links with universities for nursing and midwifery and because the teachers were really approachable and friendly. The facilities are excellent and you feel safe at the college".


 


 

 

 

Josh Harfield

Marine Maintenance, Construction & Support in 12/13

Subject Area:
Marine

Josh Harfield


Josh achieved an overall distinction level for his area of study.


He is currently successfully working as an apprentice with Hunton Powerboats.


 


 


 


 

 

 

Richard Wisby

Level 3 BTEC in Media in 11/12

Subject Area:
Media, Games, Journalism, TV & Film

Richard Wisby


Richard Wisby, previously from Kings' School, successfully completed the Level 3 in Media and is looking forward to studying Film and Visual Effects at university.


Richard said, "The practical aspects of the course are great and the TV, film and radio facilities at City College are excellent."


 


 


 


 

 

 

Lauren Watson

Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism in 12/13

Subject Area:
Travel, Tourism & Aviation

Lauren Watson


Lauren achieved five distinctions and a merit on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.


She is now working full-time as a sales advisor for Ageas Travel.


 


 


 


 

 

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    Chloe, previously from Westgate School, achieved triple distinctions in the BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care. She has now progressed to Bournemouth University to study adult nursing. Chloe said, "I chose City College as it had good links with universities for nursing and midwifery and because t

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  • Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed

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    NVQ Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership - Level 3 in 2010-11 Michael Collier

    Michael successfully completed his studies and has secured a job as a Trainee Manager for Compass, the largest catering organisation in the world. To start with Michael will be working locally in a supervisory role in the restaurant of one of the high street department stores. Naturally he hopes to move

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