Northumberland College students are a step closer to reaching their education and career ambitions after receiving their vocational qualification results.
Hundreds of the college’s students collected their results this summer with many accepting offers from some of the country’s leading universities, progressing to higher level apprenticeships or starting a new career.
The college achieved an overall 95.8% pass rate for Level 3 qualifications delivered at Ashington and Berwick campuses, with courses including Childcare and Education, Light Vehicle Maintenance, Support to Teaching and Learning, Sport and Physical Activity, Beauty Therapy, and Travel and Tourism achieving 100% pass rates.
Outstanding individual achievements included James Turner who achieved D*D*D* in Engineering and is heading to Newcastle University to study Civil Engineering.
He said: “I was relieved when I opened my results. My tutors were so passionate and supportive and really helped me during my time at college.”
Another delighted Engineering student, Oliver Borowski, will be continuing his studies at Northumberland College after receiving MMM.
He added: “I was so surprised when I opened my results. The college and teachers have been very supportive and because of the amazing experience I’m staying at Ashington Campus to do my HNC in Engineering.”
Maddison Clark, who gained a Merit in Computing and IT is also progressing onto a Higher Education course with Northumberland College.
She said: “I’m very surprised and happy with my results and looking forward to coming back to the college in September.”
In addition to those at Ashington Campus, technical qualifications in Animal Management and Equine Management delivered at the specialist land based Kirkley Hall Campus also received 100% pass rates.
Former Kenton School pupil Lewis Rothwell, who hopes to become a zookeeper, said: “I felt relieved when I learned I passed; I’m very happy with my results from Animal Care.
“I would recommend the college for anyone looking into the animal industry as Kirkley Hall has many resources to help with your career path.”
Students collected their results from Ashington and Kirkley Hall campuses during the summer with those unable to pick up their results in person receiving an email later in the morning.
The college’s Matrix Standard accredited Careers team has also been on hand offering support and one-to-one appointments offering advice and guidance on grades, clearing and course options.
Principal Gary Potts said: “We are so proud of the achievements of all our students, especially considering the challenges we have faced over the past year through the pandemic.
“Their success is a testament to their effort, ability and determination and we know this will serve them well as they move onto their next steps. We wish them every success, as they go on to achieve great things in the future.”
Northumberland College is accepting applications now from 2022 school leavers for its wide range of vocational and technical courses including T Levels.
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