We work to ensure each and every student achieves their full potential

Here you can read a selection of case studies where our students share how their experience has supported them to achieve their ambitions. 

Success Stories 2019

Izzie McGrath

Medicine- University of Newcastle
Achieved AAB

I chose to study at HNC as I felt like my ambitions would be fully supported within the College's outstanding Science department. My teachers always pushed me to be my best, and their support has been invaluable in helping me to achieve the very top grades, allowing me to progress onto my dream career in Medicine.

Hakan Dalbal

Sports Psychology, Leeds Trinity
Achieved D*D* C

I chose HNC because of the support on offer at the College, and because the Sports Department is considered to be the best in the area! I've really grown during my time at the College, and the enrichment opportunities on offer, like the Erasmus+ trip to Sweden for work experience, really helped me to have the confidence to achieve my very best.

Hope Kelly

English and History, University of York
Achieved A*A*AB

HNC really is outstanding. I felt so supported during my time at College, and the teachers and support staff do genuinely care about you, and support you to help you achieve your potential. I can't wait to continue my passion for languages at University.

Thomas Barry

Physics, University of Exeter
Achieved AAB

As a student who was previously home-schooled, I worried about joining a large College, but I shouldn't have worried! HNC is such a friendly and welcoming place, I immediately felt a part of the community. The Science facilities are outstanding, and my teachers really supported me to achieve the very top grades. I'm really looking forward to progressing to my next step to study Physics at university.

Jael Lutandila

Journalism, Leeds Trinity University
Achieved D*D*D*

My time at HNC really prepared me for the real world and helped me to develop skills inside and outside of the classroom. The support from my Progress Tutor and the ESOL staff has been outstanding, and their belief and encouragement really helped me to achieve my very best. On top of my Travel and Tourism course, I also made the most of the College's enrichment programme, including writing for the HNC Echo, taking additional NCFE qualifications in Cabin Crew and Resort Repping and attending (and organising!) a residential trip to Krakow in Poland.

Marc Kennedy

Environmental Science, University of Leeds
Achieved AB D*

I've really enjoyed my time at HNC. I always felt supported and lessons and work were so well planned that I always felt in control of my workload. The teaching and support staff are approachable and friendly, and I always had someone to turn to if I needed support!

Kulsum Patel

Achieved D*D*D*
Social Work, The University of Leeds

I really enjoyed my time studying Health and Social Care at HNC. The teachers were kind, knowledgeable and supportive, and they really helped me to achieve the very top grades, allowing me to progress onto a competitive course at University. The units on this course were interesting and varied, and tailored to my career aspirations. The placement element of the course really helped me to develop confidence and work-based skills.


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