Adult learner passes with flying colours

1 June, 2020 11:28 am

Janet Baldwin, Access to Higher Education in Health Sciences student at Keighley College, has been given the green light to attend university after passing her Functional Skills in English and maths.

After struggling to pass GCSE English and maths, Janet enrolled on the Functional Skills course which provided additional support from the team. She needed to pass these qualifications in order to get a place at university and pursue a career in healthcare.

Jo Rusden, programme manager for adult and community, said: “We’re incredibly proud of Janet’s progress, her tenacious and determined attitude was inspiring. She has always wanted to further her career in healthcare, which was a real motivator for her. Although she felt like quitting many times, our team and student support were always helping her achieve her full potential.”

Janet Baldwin said: “I’m so grateful to the team at Keighley College, they were really encouraging and always ensured I had the resources to aid my learning. Healthcare is a real passion of mine, I currently work at Airedale Hospital as a healthcare assistant on the elderly ward. As part of this role, I provide high quality care for patients – I find it incredibly rewarding to make a difference and support people who need it most. I also volunteer for Girlguiding at a local Brownie group in the town, it’s great to see so many young people engage in community activities.

“I’m over the moon to have passed my English and maths – I have several offers from universities! When I finish my current studies, I hope to study nursing or operation department practitioner at degree level.”