“I feel very comfortable at New College because I have excellent support in all my subjects and from all of the Pre-16 team. I would never have achieved these grades if I was still at school. The classes here are quieter and I have a lot more help and 1:1 support.”

Larissa CowardLevel 3 Dance as part of her study programme

James Eastham previously completed a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship through New College and is currently working towards his Level 4 as a Network Engineer Apprentice at St John’s Marlborough.

James EasthamLevel 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

“I like the overall attitude towards students and the fact that the College will give you real experience in your area of study. I’ve taken part in the Digital Schoolhouse Tournament which improved my leadership and team communication skills.”

Rares-Mihai ChioreanLevel 3 BTEC IT

“There is so much opportunity to progress within the College, from entry-level study, all the way up to a Cyber Foundation Degree. When I finish College, I plan to do a Cyber Security Apprenticeship with the Fast Forward Hub here at New College. I have really enjoyed my time here and I’ve gained so much knowledge.”

Melfrida P CardozoLevel 3 Computing as part of her study programme

“I love New College as all of the lecturers and tutors are all so friendly and supportive. I had the opportunity to be involved in the Digital Schoolhouse esports tournament two years running and was selected to design the official tournament trophy; this was such an exciting experience. I received some fantastic guidance and mentoring from my lecturers. When I finish my studies at New College I aim to have a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Software Design.”

Daniel ParkerBTEC Level 3 Computing as part of his study programme

“New College helped me find my purpose. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but my Business course inspired me – I now have my own clothing brand.” – Taylor is currently studying Business and Management at Bath Spa University

Taylor ChurchillA Level Business Studies as part of his study programme

“For me, an Apprenticeship is the perfect stepping stone to university. The classroom-based sessions go into a lot of detail and depth and the teaching is great. I plan to study Software Engineering for Business at UWE once I complete my Apprenticeship, my aim is to code the future!”

Daniel HatherallSoftware Development Level 3 Apprenticeship

“The computing course covered a wide spectrum of implementable skills and concepts in the IT industry including: website development, network security, programming and the fundamentals of computer hardware. This solidified my love for the subject as well as my desire to continue to with it.” – Now studying Cyber and Computer Security at the University of Gloucestershire

Callum CartaLevel 3 Extended Diploma in Software as part of his study programme

“Since obtaining my diploma in Counselling, I have opened my own practise which fits around my lifestyle, allowing me to maintain the balance of family and working hours.  I also returned to New College as a tutor to teach the Introduction and Level 2 Counselling courses.  I was so inspired by my own experience and wanted to be able to share my passion and enthusiasm to encourage others to gain the personal and professional growth that I did.”

Nikkie HorseyCounselling Levels 1-4

“Doing this apprenticeship has given me the chance to further my career within the organisation and industry that I am comfortable in and already have knowledge about. I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to others, because it gives you an opportunity to earn money, while you better youself and gain a qualification.” – Marie was already an employee at Poplars Day Care, Nursery and Preschool and then went on to do an apprenticeship within the company, to gain new skills

Marie BradleyLevel 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship with Poplars Nursery Day care and Preschool