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Change your career: Robin's story

Make It as an adult learner: Robin’s story


20 October 2022

Do you ever wish you’d followed a different career path? It’s nevertoo late tomake it into anewprofessionwith ϲ!

College isn’t just for school-leavers.Ourwelcoming and diversecommunity spans all ages.With hundreds offreeand flexiblefull time and enhanced part time coursesavailableon your doorstep, ϲ is a great place to return to education as an adult learner to change your story.

Mature learners join us for a whole host of reasons…Maybe you’ve got more timeto studynowyourkids have grown up. Perhaps you’ve discovered a hobbyor passionthat you’dloveto do full time. Or maybe you’vejusthad enough of the’ 9-5′ and want an exciting new career.

Whatever your reasons, you can make itwork foryou.As well asa wide range offree and flexible coursesthat are ideal for adult learners,we also offerfinancial supportoptions to make it possible at ϲ.

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Adult learner Robin studiedPersonal trainingatUskCampus. Hewas nervousabout going back tocollege,as it had been 27 years since he left school. But with a lifelong love of sport,hedecided to turn his passion into hisnewcareer.Discover how Robin changed his story as an adult learnerat ϲ:

“I’ve always loved sports.Iused toswimforNewportandI played golf at county leveltoo.But it wasn’t until I put on a few extrastoneafter getting married and havingkids,that I joineda gymandquickly lost 4stone!I’d found a passion for exerciseandwas working outfivedays a week,and my girlfriend said why don’t you get a job in thegym?So,I researched it, found a course, quit myfull timejob and went head-first into achieving a new career.It’s the best thing I’ve ever done!

Being a mature student was daunting, but within the first few days I made a lot of friends, some will be close friends for life. The course is fantastic–it’s so different from school. It’s all adults who want to achieve something, and it’s laid back but demanding at the same time.The tutors are exceptional–they really want you to achieve your goalsand will do whatever it takes to help you through the course. As long as you put the effort in, they’ll go above and beyond to really be there for you. They’ve given me belief in myself, as I used to be quite shy.Having a well-equipped gym is a huge bonus too.The opportunities are endless, and the qualifications I’ve achieved have opened a lot of new doors and exiting experiences for me,and are continuing to do so.

I’ve learnt so much in the past two years. I’m a spin instructor, circuit training instructor, walk leader, outdoor fitness instructor, sports massage therapist, exercise for children instructor, exercise to music instructor, gym instructor… All this in just two years!Inowhavesixpermanent classes infivedifferent gyms, all thanks toColegGwent.

I’d highly recommend the personal training course to anyone who has a passion for sport or fitness. If you’re prepared to put the work in, it’s the most rewarding experience. Going to the gym to train clients isn’t like having a job;it’s like going to have fun. Every day is different, you meet newpeople,and you help them change their lives for the better. That’s what is on offer at ϲ!”

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Robin

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