Case Studies

Hear from some of our previous learners about their journey at Kidderminster College...
Ian Brookes Sports and Exercise Learner
Ian Brookes (Sport & Exercise Science) 5th of May 2016

Sport and Exercise Science student Ian Brookes, who returned to education aged 23, was nominated for 'Outstanding BTEC Student of the Year' award in the National BTEC Awards, and Ian is now continuing on his career path by achieving a place at university. After

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Apprentice Justin Wheeler
Justin Wheeler (Apprentice) 5th of May 2016

Justin Wheeler started an apprenticeship working at Kidderminster College as an ICT Technician whilst working towards his Level 3 Diploma in Computer and Networking Technicians. He has now achieved his qualification at Triple Grade Distinction and is a valued member of the I.T. Support Team at the college. Justin jokes that

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Music Performance Learner Scott Colcombe
Scott Colcombe (Music Performance) 5th of May 2016

Scott Colcombe studied a Level 3 Music Performance course at Kidderminster College, and then continued his journey by progressing on to the Level 4 Artist Development course. Now Scott is at a London University studying a degree in Song writing at ICMP (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance). Scott said “All of

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Tara Branagh joined an Employability Programme at the Point
Tara Branagh (Employability Programme) 5th of May 2016

Tara Branagh was looking to return to work having been a full time stay at home mum until her children started school. She joined the employability programme at the Point based at Kidderminster College to begin her career progression. Tara began by following the initial four week part time employability programme

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Games Design Learner Jakrapong
Jakrapong Saenyabut (Games Design) 5th of May 2016

Jakrapong completed a Level 3 Creative Media Production (Games Development) course and has since formed his own company, HeavyFall Studios, which designs computer games. He recently designed the artwork for a game called “Construction City” which has received more than five million downloads. He said: “The College course really equipped me so

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Mollie Breakwell & Jordan Priest (Health and Social Care)
Mollie Breakwell and Jordan Priest (Health and Social Care) 5th of May 2016

Health and Social Care learners Mollie Breakwell and Jordan Priest, both won university places to continue their studies. Mollie will study Paramedic Science at Coventry University and Jordan will study BSC Nursing at Worcester University. Mollie said: "I found the course gave me a wide range of

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Alex Johnson - Information Technology
Alex Johnson (Level 3 Extended Diploma in I.T., Computing & e-systems) 5th of May 2016

I.T. student Alex Johnson won a scholarship to university after passing his entrance examinations. Alex who studies Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology, computing and e-systems, has been granted a merit award by Aberystwyth University. His Merit Award also includes financial assistance and an unconditional offer

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Charlotte Swash (Hairdressing)
Charlotte Swash (Hairdressing) 5th of May 2016

Level 3 Hairdressing student Charlotte Swash, came third in the national final of a prestigious awards ceremony, after winning the regional West Midlands heat. Charlotte said "I am the first learner from the college for some years to win through to the final and it was a

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Jack Salter (Music Technology)
Jack Salter (Music Technology) 5th of May 2016

Music Technology student Jack Salter has landed a recording deal with a major european record label and has been featured on Radio 1. With his songwriting and performing partner Ellisha Green they are known as Dark Before Dawn and all their songs were recorded at Kidderminster College by Jack.

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Sara Holyoake - Horsecare 10th of May 2016

Sara Holyoake started her equine career by taking a Level 1 course in Work-Based Horse Care provided through Equitrain at Kidderminster College. Sara has since completed a Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care, and hopes to go on to study the Level 3 Diploma said: “I have really grown in

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