Hair student Emma Ashley
Emma Ashley worked in a hair salon when she left school and, after bringing up her children and working as a childminder, decided to return to college to get her hairdressing qualifications.
Emma, aged 28, went along to an open day at the college’s Metro One campus in the city centre and was impressed with the training facilities so enrolled on the Level 2 hairdressing course.
Emma said: “I was a bit apprehensive about going back to studying after such a long time but I adapted to it really well and was able to fit it around my family commitments
“I’ve learnt a lot of new techniques – such as colouring and working with African Caribbean hair – and being in the salon has improved my confidence and given me a taste of what a real job will be like.
“I’d say to anyone that if you want to change career or try something new just give it a go – you soon adapt to learning again and if I can do it with four children anyone can!”