What was your experience of the programme?
When starting the course I enjoyed the virtual learning experience, but when it was time to sit the exam, I struggled with my confidence with completing the exam online. Pathway Group helped by administrating the examination by paper, when lockdown measures were reduced. This helped me overcome this barrier.
What were your goals, before you started the programme?
When thinking about returning to high education, I knew I was facing redundancy from British Airways, where I had worked for over 22 years, I had decided I wanted a career change and to do this, I would have to work hard to achieve my goal.
My goals, involved, securing employment, particularly over the Christmas period, enrol on to adult nursing at university, and to gain employment with the NHS.
What goals were you able to achieve?
- Over the Christmas period I gained temporary employment with NEXT
- I then gained employment as an administration assistant with CAMHS.
- I’ve also enrolled at University to study adult nursing.
Few words from Caroline’s Pathway Group advisor:
“Carolina enrolled and achieved Level 2 Maths Functional Skills with us, during the coronavirus pandemic. Carolina was determined to achieve this qualification.
Carolina had a short timescale to achieve this and had so much depended on her gaining this qualification, giving her the discipline to complete her work and ensure she was ready to pass the exam. This course was delivered virtually with a group and one to one session. Carolina also purchased her own study books for extra revision. Carolina said she would have benefited from more classroom teaching sessions, but still thoroughly enjoyed the course.”
What activities did you undertake to build their confidence?
I feel by having the opportunity to complete this Functional Skills course it has given me the encouragement and support to complete the work and achieve the qualification, which has enabled me to make that career change and enrol at university.
I have refreshed my Maths knowledge and gained new skills that I can now use in future roles.