Waltham Forest College students celebrate their achievements, proving that vocational pathways allow progression to university and employment. 

More and more young people are leaving the College and securing placements in university and employment.

Students were joined today by Deputy Chief Executive, Linzi Robert-Egan of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, to commend and help celebrate their outstanding achievements.

Excited about her bright future, Student Union President Terri Stacey-White, is planning to progress onto a Russel Group University, Queen Mary to study Business Management. Having achieved a triple star Distinction Teri has been recognised as a high achiever and said:

“This journey is amazing and I am planning to join Queen Mary University as an honorary student. This success is down to the support structure at Waltham Forest College. They understood and provided bespoke support with my dyslexia which other sixth forms failed to do.

“My plan is to complete my degree and travel abroad to pursue a career in business that supports disadvantaged groups.”

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BTEC IT student, Nathanael Last is on track to join BT to complete a degree apprenticeship in Networking & Software. He said: “I attended one of the College apprenticeships seminars during National Apprenticeship Week and found out the benefits of joining a degree apprenticeship.

“The thought of a debt-free degree excited me to pursue this route.

“I am very pleased with the result and the College has been very supportive in helping me develop my employability skills which I have been able to apply throughout the interview process that secured my apprenticeship.”

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Dr Joy Kettyle, College Principal said: “It is important that students are well informed and provided with quality careers guidance that allows them to explore different pathways.

“It’s not just about A levels - there are many options out there for students to explore. It is important to recognise that some people learn best by ‘doing’ and our students prove that here today.

“These students have great futures with many progressing on to university and meaningful employment, making a real difference to London’s thriving economy.”

Visitors are invited to pop into Waltham Forest College during open enrolment to receive information about the range of courses available. For more information on enrolment date and times click HERE

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