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Sometimes it’s easy to think that a new course or programme is ‘not for you’ or simply too difficult to start after a tricky time at school. But THINK AGAIN! Learning can be EASY and FUN – and delivers GREAT RESULTS.
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Kelly was diagnosed with verbal dyspraxia, Sotos syndrome and coeliac disease. She found that she sometimes struggled with speech difficulties, social skills and her overall confidence.
At the age of fourteen, Joe was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Most social situations would make him feel overwhelmed, and this worry was only heightened by his generalised anxiety disorder (GDA). There were times when Joe’s anxiety would be uncontrollable, detrimenting his academic and workplace performance.
David’s dream was to work within Mechanics, and he wanted to attain a work placement within a garage. However, he knew he didn’t hold the correct qualifications and lacked the confidence needed to interact with customers.
Many young people feel disappointed and lost if they don’t get the exam results they need. However, with the right guidance and support it’s amazing what they can achieve.
In August last year Yamna Ahmed, now 17, felt disappointed and inadequate when she got her GCSE results. Compared to the achievements of her friends and cousins she was embarrassed by her own results. In particular she felt she’d let herself down with the ‘U’ she got in maths. She wanted to do better and recognised that she would need more individual support to succeed. Already feeling that the class size at school wouldn’t enable this, she was hesitant about going to college too.
Lu Lu joined the Aspire2Work motor vehicle study programme last year. The motor vehicle training is taught in our new training facility on Young Street, Bradford.
17 year old Callum wanted an apprenticeship but when he left school he didn’t have the grades to enable him to realise his dream.
Carl Was Sitting at Home Playing X-Box Games, Hanging Around With His Friends and Getting Into Mischief in the Neighbourhood.
Katie Had Reached a Crossroads in Her Education, Having Recently Relocated From Scotland Katie Felt Unsure What Direction to Take Her Studies
Since The Age Of 8 Lauren Knew She Wanted To Work With Children.
Aspiring Students Are Laying Down The Building Blocks For A Future Career In Construction At A Vocational Training Centre On Barkerend Road.
Frankie Joined Aspire2work With Low Confidence Having Struggled With Classroom Learning For As Long As He Could Remember.
Former study programme learner, Ryan Braithwaite, recently visited the aspire2work training centre in Hull. After passing out into the armed forces Ryan wanted to return to where he had started his journey to thank his tutors.
Lauren started our Teenage Parent Study Programme whilst pregnant with her baby Rosie. She suffers with Type 1 Diabetes and had a very bad pregnancy where she suffered from pre-eclampsia and then further complications for baby Rosie when she was born. Although very tired and struggling with her own health, Lauren continued to attend with Rosie, who was just weeks old, and worked her hardest at all times.
Jawaad Ali felt like many opportunities had passed him by when he enrolled onto the aspire2work study programme. Jawaad had chosen not to stay on at school, he had no prior experience in motor vehicle maintenance, but thought he may want to work in the motor industry.
Luke joined the aspire2work programme on our military preparation course in September 2015, to achieve his goal of joining the British Army. Luke lives independently and he and his girlfriend are raising a child. He also has a rare skin condition which makes his hands cracked and sore. This has put a big strain on him, financially and mentally, but he has continued to attend both classroom based and practical lessons.
Wael started on the aspire2work study programme in Leeds in January 2015. He had just moved to the UK, with his family, from Syria.
When Kharis was excluded from school in year 7 she never expected one day she would be walking down the red carpet. Following the exclusion Kharis was isolated and disengaged from any form of education. This all changed when she came into contact with the aspire2work study programme in Hull.
Daniel Benn joined the aspire2work study programme in January 2015 with no formal qualifications. He had been home schooled since year 7 so felt quite shy, anxious and was uncomfortable speaking out in front of other students within a group setting.
Fatoumata Sillah joined aspire2work in 2015 doing an Entry L3 ESOL & Maths course. She had recently moved to Leeds from Spain and didn’t speak much English, which was her main barrier. Despite this, Fatoumata did exceptionally well in class and attended every session. She was able to pass her English writing, speaking & listening and reading exams. She also achieved her entry level award in ESOL skills for life in April 2016. She showed so much confidence and competency during her Entry L3 that she was put on a level 1 English course.
When Oliver started to study for his English GCSE at aspire-igen in November 2016 he had a prior attainment of grade D. Although he missed some lessons because of illness he worked hard and produced some very creative work. Oliver had a very unique way of looking at the world which made him a pleasure to teach.
Joe is studying Health & Social Care on the aspire2work programme at our Dewsbury Skills Centre.
Jack Perks has always dreamt of owning his own café. To make that dream a reality he knew he would need to acquire some skills so enrolled on the Customer Service course, part of the aspire2work study programme.
Fatima joined the aspire2work programme on the childcare & playwork course. Learners are given the option of working towards childcare (with children aged 0-5) or playwork (aged 4-15) and nearly always choose the younger age bracket. After studying the options, Fatima decided to go down the playwork route, even though this meant she would not always be working directly with the rest of the class.
Ellie started on the aspire2work programme in January 2018 after struggling to sustain long term education since leaving school. Even at school Ellie’s home life made committing to education difficult.
Before David joined the Hospitality & Catering aspire2work course at The Cookery School and Canteen, he attended Bradford college and studied carpentry and brick laying. Unfortunately David did not enjoy the amount of people on the course or feel as though he fitted in. David has always been interested in catering and heard that aspire-igen had opened up a catering course last year so applied to join.
When Chloe became a single mother whilst at school, she found it difficult to get organised and study and she ending up underachieving. Determined to turn her life around, Chloe enrolled on the aspire2work programme to study English.
Tilly has had a very difficult year, struggling with a marked deterioration in her own mental health. Unfortunately the year has seen attempts to take her own life and being sectioned under the Mental Health Act. However, despite all this Tilly still managed to get herself an A* in Health and Social Care and complete a year at aspire2work, this is something she hadn’t done since her time at a local school.
Mohammed Rehman is the walking manifestation of an aspire2work success story. He stands as example of how our study programmes can help our learners achieve well-beyond their expectations.
Joe came to us two years ago with one aim in mind and that’s was to become a Personal Fitness Instructor. He has admitted that he has never been academically acute and sometimes struggles with reading and writing, but stated he loves the practice element to fitness.
Elsie came to aspire2work and enrolled on Health and Social Care Level 1. It was clear from the get-go that she has a naturally aptitude for this area of study and completed her Level 1 in double quick time and was directed straight on to Level 2 afterwards.
Mariam Alsakka came to aspire-igen in September 2018, at the time she had a very low level of English, as this is not her native language.
When Dylan first started at aspire2work he was suffering greatly with mental health difficulties; anxiety, depression and grieving. At the beginning, he was sceptical of how successful he would be because of his struggles with mental health. But through hard work and dedication, he got most improved learner for his increase in attendance.
Bilal’s hard work results in him becoming our ‘Most Dedicated Learner’ 2019.
Eli came to study Motor Vehicle Maintenance at our Barkerend Opportunity Centre; he had no previous experience in this area and had previously struggled in social situations and making friends, his home life too had been somewhat turbulent.
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