Beauty student Bethany Davies
Although she left school without any qualifications, enrolling on a spa course has led to 18-year-old Bethany Davies being offered a new job and a place at university!
Bethany initially did her Level 2 qualification at the college’s Metro One campus before progressing to the Level 3 course and is now moving on to study for a Foundation Degree in Spa Management at the University of Central Birmingham, which she will combine with her new job in a spa at a new hotel in the city.
Bethany said: “I didn’t do very well at school so starting at college was hard, but the tutors were really supportive and did everything they could to help me succeed.
“I had help with my maths and English too and did as many other short beauty courses at the college as I could to improve my CV – and the more I learnt the more my confidence grew.
“When I applied to university I never thought that I’d get in and I cried when I found out I’d been offered a place! And to be offered a job that I’ll be able to fit around my degree is fantastic!
“No-one ever expected to me get very far but college was a complete turnaround for me. I started with nothing and now I’m going to university – I can’t believe how far I’ve come!”