Our Adult Learning students have been busy applying to universities, we've caught up with two to see how it all went.


Our Adult Learning Department has been running lessons online and in person over the last year, and they have achieved some fantastic results!

We chatted to Shironne and Nasra, who both took pathways on the Access course. Access is equivalent to three A Levels and is the perfect stepping stone for mature students looking to progress to university.

Shironne is completing Access to Health & Care after her friends attended JCC some years ago and spoke highly of the course. She said that her friend’s praise stuck in her head, and even though she attended university before and has worked for 20 years, she’s decided to take the leap and retrain.

She is now following her dream and has been accepted into Coventry University to study Midwifery. It’s a long road, with a three-year course and a placement on the horizon, but Shironne feels excited and well prepared to take on her new challenge.

‘The level of support and the teaching style is amazing’, she commented when looking back on her experience at JCC. She described Access to Health & Care as ‘an intense one-year course with amazing support online, as an individual and in the group’.

‘I feel like all of my tutors genuinely cared’.

Nasra has progressed through the Adult Learning school with flying colours. Having completed Maths & English Entry 2, Entry 3, and Level 1 and 2 , alongside Childcare and now Access to Education.

We asked about her decision to return to education, she said ‘my sibling attended and did really well, and I recently became a mother, so I wanted to go back into education to become a role model for my child’.

After all of her success with us, Nasra has been accepted onto a Nursing course at BCU. What better role model could you ask for?

‘As long as you study hard, you will achieve your dreams’.

We’re very proud of Shironne and Nasra’s success, and we wish them the best of luck at university.

These success stories from our Access course are only two among many, and we are thrilled to announce that as of September, we will also be offering an Access to Business pathway. This will cater to anybody who dreams of progression in their careers, kick-starting a new passion, or building a business of their own.

You can apply for any of our range of Adult Learning courses now.