Adult student case studies

Katherine chose to study Floristry after being made redundant at the age of 40. She has always been interested in flowers and used to enter competitions as a child so she decided it was time to learn more about something she loves.

Former student Stuart Leslie is now working at a world famous sea kayaking company after completing a record-breaking expedition to circumnavigate Britain anti-clockwise in a sea kayak.

Emma chose to study at Kirkley Hall to improve her gardening skills after starting work as a gardener at Hepburn Bell with Lilburn Estates. She began a work-based Apprenticeship which enabled her to gain hands-on experience and also study one day ...

22-year-old Ashleigh has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Outdoor Programmes with Northumberland College and is currently working towards her PGCE, gaining work placements hours at Kirkley Hall campus.

Mark Johnson, 39, from Newcastle studied Level 3 Arboriculture at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus ten years ago, after a career in multi-media design he found himself looking for a change of direction to something he enjoyed more.

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