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Student Soundbites

Animal Management

Amy Quinnell

Course: Animal Management Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“College makes you more independent and makes you think for yourself and you learn something new every day.”

Next step:
"I’m planning on going to University to start a veterinary course and having a small dog walking and animal sitting business to bring money in during education."

Ultimate ambition:
To become a vet and own a business

Amy Quinell web

Animal Management

Oliver Peters

Course: Animal Management Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The course is fun and well structured and the tutors can be strict but only to help you get assignments done"

Next step:
"To work in the animal industry."

Ultimate ambition: 
To become a Farm Manager or Zoo Keeper

Oliver Peters web

Arboriculture

Georgia Durrant

Course: Arboriculture Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The course has taught me so much about the arboriculture industry which has helped me get a part time position. Before starting this course my knowledge was very limited and I now feel that my knowledge has grown and the college has helped me to become more independent and confident with my studies.”

Next step:
"I plan to get a full time job within the industry to get a few years of experience and then I am hoping to start up my own small company."

Ultimate ambition:
To be a lead climber and own a small business 

Georgia Durrant web

Arboriculture

Ed Whorman

Course: Arboriculture Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The best aspect of the course is the range of equipment we get, and have been taught to use. I’m amazed the course has pretty much every piece of machinery you could use as an arborist. It’s been good fun learning to use the kit as well."

Next step:
"I’m not sure whether I’m going to continue studying at Degree Level or go out and work in the industry as an arborist."

Ultimate ambition:
Tree Officer or Woodland Ecologist

Ed Whorman web

Equine

Daniel Vaughnely

Course: Equine Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The tutors are really approachable and I attend the ALS Department once a week which helps me to organise my work. I really look forward to the riding lessons!"

Next step:
"I'd like to become a riding instructor or a groom."

Ultimate ambition:
To own a horse and set up a business

Daniel Vaughnely web

Equine

Nikita Gunner

Course: Equine Level 2 Diploma

Soundbite:
“At College they treat you like an adult and you learn lots about the things you love."       

Next step:
"Move onto the Level 3 course and then work in the equine industry."

Ultimate ambition:
To work as a travelling groom or work in America at equine camps

Nikita Gunner web

Floristry

Emily Sears

Course: Floristry Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The College is very open and has a relaxing atmosphere - and in class you get the chance to be unique with floral designs."      

Next step:
"To carry on working at a local florist full time."

Ultimate ambition: 
To work as a florist for events and parties

Emily Sears web

Floristry

Ahreum Kim

Course: Floristry Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The best thing about my course are the tutors - they are very skilled and keen to pass on their skills to students."

Next step:
"To get a job in a florist."

Ultimate ambition:
To run own floristry business and make people happy with high quality floral designs

Ae reum Kim web

Horticulture

Georgi Ennis

Course: Horticulture Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The tutors are really enthusiastic - they always have a funny story to tell. The course has set me up well for my future and I've been lucky enough to gain employment at a local nursery thanks to Merrist Wood.”

Next step:
"I'm going to work full time at a local nursery."

Ultimate ambition: 
To be a plant explorer discovering new species of plants

Georgi Ennis - web

Horticulture

Gabriel Holmes

Course: Horticulture Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“I seem to retain more information learning at College compared to school as the methods of learning are so different. I thought the soil science module would be really boring but I really enjoy it and I'm costantly learning new things."

Next step:
"I am hoping to do a Wildife and Conservation course next."

Ultimate ambition:  
To experience a variety of jobs and careers

Gabriel Holmes - web

Landscaping

Jason Salmon

Course: Landscape Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite: 
“Our tutors are the best thing about the course - they make it fun and have so much knowledge and experience to share with us."

Next step:
"To get a job as a landscaper."

Ultimate ambition:  
To own a landscape business

Jason Salmon - web

Landscaping

Sam Dodd

Course: Landscape Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite: 
“The course is a great way to connect with people from the industry from guest speakers to live demonstrations about the latest products". 

Next step:
"Full time employment with a prestigious landscape company called 'The Outdoor Room'. 

Ultimate ambition:  
To progress within the company and manage a site at the Chelsea flower show. 

Sam Dodd - web

Public Services 

Jodie Hammond

Course: Public Services Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“I like how much time we spend outside doing exercise and team sports, the lessons we do and how much work the teachers put into our learning."

Next step:
"I am hoping to go to University to study Criminology."

Ultimate ambition:
To become a Police Officer

Jodie Hammond web

Public Services 

Nithushan Rajaratnam (Raj)

Course: Public Services Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“This is a great course! We get to go on lots of exciting visits and expeditions. The tutors are fantastic and really help us to better ourselves."

Next step:
"I am hoping to go to University or join the Royal Marines."

Ultimate ambition:
To become a Royal Marine

Raj web

Sports Studies

Joe Elbishlawi

Course: Sport Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice from anyone around the College. All the students and staff are very friendly. That’s what I had to do a couple of times in my first week and everyone was very willing to help me out as much as they could."

Next step:
"Level 2 football coaching and a couple of youth coaching modules as well."

Ultimate ambition:
To become a Football Coach

Joe Elbishlawri web

Football

Connor Mills

Course: Football Coaching Level 3 Diploma 

Soundbite:
“The course is run by a great tutor who has great links with the industry which really helps us. The College has a welcoming atmosphere and the course is challenging and helps develop intelligence and personal skills." 

Next step:
"I plan to go into full time football coaching and develop my skills by taking further coaching qualifications."

Ultimate ambition:
To start a football coaching business using the skills and values learnt at College

Connor Mills web

Golf

James Brady

Course: Golf Management Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“I have met some amazing people who are like minded and have the same interests. The course has given me the confidence for employment and I got my current job through networking with former students".

Next step:
I have a job as an Assistant Professional at The Wisley Club and I start my PGA training in October

Ultimate ambition:
To start own golf business

James Brady - web

Rugby

Charlie Andrews

Course: Sport (Rugby) Level 3 Diploma

Soundbite:
“The College has great facilities and I enjoy both the practical and theory side of the course. The fact that I am studying something I'm passionate about helps keep me motivated and I always look forward to going in and studying."

Next step:
"I'm hoping to go to University and study Strength and Conditioning further and eventually a Masters Degree."

Ultimate ambition:
To become a Strengthening and Conditioning Coach or a Personal Trainer

Charlie Andrews web


Wildlife and Conservation

Hannah Kimble

Course: 
Countryside Management Level 3

Soundbite:
“We go on lots of good trips and it's easy to make friends as we all have the same interests on the course.”

Next step:
"I'm hoping to do a horticulture course and also study entomology."

Ultimate ambition:
To discover new species of bees around the world

Hannah Kimble - web

Wildlife and Conservation

Paul Wilson

Course:
Countryside Management Level 3

Soundbite:
“The course has prepared me for work by making me a lot more independent. My advice to new students is to take every opportunity you get and don't shy away."

Next step:
"I'm applying for the Animal Management and Conservation Degree at the College."

Ultimate ambition:
To undertake surveys on a range of habitats and species

Paul Wilson - web
 

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