Mum is one step closer to her dream career as a paramedic

At the age of 28, juggling both her part-time job and supporting her five-year-old son, Chelsea built up the courage to enrol on to the GCSE English, maths and science courses at Knowsley Community College, to enable her to progress on to university.

Chelsea, from Norris Green, originally joined the level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing at Knowsley Community College from school, before discovering her passion for the healthcare industry and her ambition of becoming a paramedic.

Since then, she has taken significant steps towards achieving her career, including securing part-time employment in the operating theatre department at Aintree Hospital as part of the recovery team.

Today, Chelsea is celebrating after receiving the first set of results from her GCSE English exam and achieving a grade 4. Commenting on her achievement, Chelsea said, “I couldn’t be happier with my grade. When I first started the GCSE courses, I found it difficult working part-time with a young son, but I feel that I’ve found my rhythm and now I love it.”

She added, “The courses are so flexible and easy to fit in around my busy lifestyle, which is great for me and the amazing support I receive from my tutor, Laura, is brilliant. It is her teaching skills and guidance that has helped me to achieve this grade and now I feel that I am one step closer to my career!”

Now that she has achieved her GCSE English grade, Chelsea is busy preparing for her upcoming GCSE maths and science exams and hopes that she’ll soon be celebrating again at the next results day.

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