A STUDENT is on the cusp of fulfilling his dream of becoming a police officer after two “life-changing” years on a college campus in Ellesmere Port.
Nathan Wainwright, 18, joined Cheshire College instead of staying in sixth grade after his GCSEs and although he was “afraid” of his new surroundings, he thrived during his time there.
As a level 3 computer science learner, he developed a wide range of computer literacy and relied on his transferable skills to successfully secure an offer to study professional policing at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk. in September.
Speaking about his experience at Cheshire College, Nathan said: “At first I was afraid to come to college and have to meet new people, but all the teachers were lovely and it was really fun.
“The course is really good and it helped me a lot getting to college, which I didn’t think would happen.
“Coming to university has changed my life! I was able to go to university while working part-time and I finished my studies to get a place at the university.
“In the future, I hope to complete my police degree and become a police officer.
From September 2021, Cheshire College’s IT and IT courses will be based at their Chester campus, which is home to the innovation and entrepreneurship center and the training provider’s business courses.
Jacky Lowe, Assistant Director of Business, Science, Computing and Computing at Cheshire College, said: “We are proud to empower people to reach their full potential and it is fantastic to see Nathan thrive during his time at university.
“He has continued to work hard to ensure that he has the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in his ambitions to become a police officer and I, along with all tutors in the department, wish him well in his next steps.”
The Computer Science and Informatics Department at Cheshire College has also introduced a new higher education course in Computer Science that would allow successful learners to earn a National Higher Certificate (HNC).
The HNC Computer Science course has been designed for learners to meet the requirements of employers in the IT industry, which will enable them to develop a range of specialized technical skills.
Jacky added: “The introduction of our HNC Computer Science course came at a time when digital skills are more important than ever.
“All modern workplaces thrive on digital skills, such as software programming, digital marketing and design, web analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine and manufacturing technology, and so on. as computer and network support systems to name a few.
“This is a really exciting time for any learner looking to enter the industry and I am extremely happy that we can help train the next generation.”
- To find out more about IT and IT or higher education at Cheshire College, visit www.ccsw.ac.uk.