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Early Years Student Natasha Tonks

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“The course is brilliant, I never knew that working with children was so indepth!” says 17-year-old Natasha Tonks who is studying for the Level 3 early years educator qualification.

Natasha added:” I didn’t want to stop on at school as I wanted to become more independent and coming to college was definitely the right decision for me.

In September, Natasha, who hopes to become a social worker in the future, will be stopping at college to study for the Higher Education Foundation Degree in Early Years which will enable her to study part-time whilst also working in a childcare setting and then top-up to a full degree in the future.

“I’d say to anyone to follow your dreams and do what inspires you – if you study a subject you enjoy it makes learning easier. I never thought I’d get this far and I never thought I’d be able to become a social worker, but it looks like I will and that’s amazing!”