Pathways to Working with Children and Young People in the Community student Chloe Shearer found that college was a better option for her than sixth year of high school. 



Chloe who lives in Edinburgh explained. 

“I enjoyed school but I was looking to focus my attention on my future. I have always wanted to be a nurse so after missing out in August due to a course being full. I applied for the pathways course because it started in January and meant I could still follow my career ambitions but using a different route.  

I am now used to the college, I know a lot of people and where everything is and that makes me a lot more confident. I have also secured a place on the level 6 clinical support worker course next year so I am delighted I came here.” 

Chloe admits a big positive about college is the difference in teaching style. 

“You are treated more like an adult here. You are trusted to get on with it and complete the work. The staff give us the tools to learn and let us figure things out but they are always there if you need them. 

For me this style of learning is much more effective and I feel I am a better student because of it.” 

Having secured her space on the course for next year Chloe is a fantastic example of how achieving your goals may not take you on the path you originally thought but hard work allows you to get there all the same. 

“To become a nurse I will eventually have to go to university but I haven’t given that too much thought yet as I am having a fantastic time being a student at college!” 

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