University success for former City of Wolverhampton College IT student

Former IT student Jordan Dearn

16 Apr 2023
Former IT student Jordan Dearn Image
Former IT student Jordan Dearn Image

“Going to university wasn’t something I planned to do, said 25-year-old Jordan Dearnbut the qualification I gained at college was a great pathway into the IT industry and allowed me entry to the University of Wolverhampton. 

Jordan, who studied for the Level 2 Certificate in Public Services and then progressed to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT, gained an MSc in Information Technology Management at the university and is now studying for an MSc in Robotics. 

He added: At college I was treated like an adult and the content of the course helped me understand the modules that I would study at university. In my second year the assignments, presentations and reports I had to produce prepared me for academic study and what would be expected of me in my degree. 

It was exciting going to university as it meant I was able to study IT in greater depth and I’ve shown that A Levels aren’t the only route to getting there. 

Jordan currently works as a PVT tester for digital technology company Capgemini and plans to pursue a career in business analysis.