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Ash Lawson-Wright and Shaun Walls

Knowsley Community College students follow their dreams after results success

by Guy Murphy

A number of students have shared their experiences of studying at Knowsley Community College and what their results day success means for them.

Knowsley Community College offers a wide range of courses for school leavers aged 16-18 to help them on the journey to their dream career.

The range of courses on offer include Diplomas, BTECs and T-Levels, which can all lead on to further education or employment opportunities.

Progressing on to further education

Friends and Level 3 Creative Media students, Ash and Shaun, celebrated achieving their results together and shared their plans for the future.

Ash, who is an aspiring film direction, has gone on to study film at Edge Hill University and plans to turn a passion for film and animation into a full-time career.

Ash said: “I’ve always had a passion for film and in my spare time I create my own animations and share them online. The course enabled me to explore this further by working on creative projects and I am so happy I got into my first-choice university.”

Meanwhile Shaun is looking forward to continuing his studies in creative media and hopes to one day become a Web Developer. Shaun added: “I have loved my time at the College. Our tutors always made it fun and interesting. The digital aspects of the course are what really appealed to me, and I am looking forward to continuing to develop my knowledge and skills.”

Another student who is now studying at University is Level 3 Computing and IT graduate, Kieran, who achieved an D*D*D in his results. Kieran is now studying Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University and said: “I am so happy with my results! I have always had an interest in computers and how technology is developed, and I am looking forward to developing my skills even further at university. In the future I hope to be working in robotics or artificial intelligence.”

Teenage boy with dark hair and glasses looks at camera.

Heading into the world of work

Some courses at Knowsley Community College can lead straight into the world of work. Former Level 3 Early Years student Ruby was delighted to secure her results and is now employed as a Nursery Practitioner at a local local day nursery.

Commenting on her experience and career, Ruby said: “The tutors were amazing – always available to offer support and they really push you to do well on the course. Having the opportunity to complete a work placement with Playtots resulted in me securing employment. I love being a Nursery Practitioner.

Ruby with friend, Keira

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I’m delighted to hear these success stories about young people who studied in the borough and are now following their dreams either in employment or future education.

“Knowsley Community College offers a wide range of courses and also offers additional support via Supported Apprenticeships for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to ensure everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Thinking about your post-school future?

If you’re aged 16-18 and planning your next steps, Knowsley Community College can help you start your journey to your dream career. You can find out more about the courses on offer online www.knowsleycollege.ac.uk