Learners delighted by course success


STUDENTS at a Scarborough college have proved age is no barrier - after completing a successful return to education.

The mature students from Yorkshire Coast College are celebrating after highlighting their feats during an Adult Learners’ week which highlighted its successful Access course.

The course has proven to be a lifeline for learners keen to get into higher education and strive for a university degree, and has received great praise from students.

Anna Bruce, a 40-year-old mother of four, said: “I turned 40 and a decided I wanted my life to change, so I came to the college.

“At first I was worried about my age, but everyone in this group are adults and are so supportive.

“I now have a place at the University of Hull and I couldn’t have achieved that without my tutors support and guidance.

“I’d tell anyone thinking about going back to college to just do it, no matter your age.”

Justine Marshall, 25, recently completed her Access course and is now going on to study Midwifery.

She added: “This course is great because of the skills it gives you, teaches you how to prepare for higher education, develop study skills and builds your confidence and everyone has become great friends.”