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Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group working across further and higher education, schools, apprenticeships and training. We transform lives through learning.
Find out more about our former students and the exciting careers they have developed.
Every year, hundreds of Activate Learning students complete their chosen course and progress on to employment, an apprenticeship or university-level study.
We are proud to say that our former students have gone on develop successful careers across many areas, in roles as varied as fashion designer, football training coach, beauty therapist, accountant, teacher and even master chocolatier!
They all have in common the dedication and focus to have developed during their time with us the knowledge, attributes and skills to succeed - and the determination to chase their career dreams.
Find out more about their stories, how learning at our campuses made a difference to them and how they overcame any challenges along the way. Read our student stories and be inspired!
A big selling point for Rycotewood was that it offered accommodation and the programme was really practical...I’m a practical learner, so Rycotewood was the best choice for me."
The career team are really helpful; they’ve told me what I needed to do and what might be good for me. They’re brilliant."
I thought that I’d struggle to get an apprenticeship straight away, so I came to college to get some experience first."
The professional-standard kit that we have is just amazing. So that was what initially pulled me in. Then, it was the support I got from my colleagues as the job progressed.
I’ve become a lot more independent. My skills have progressed a lot. I’ve made a lot of new friends.”
I’ve enjoyed working with different mediums and doing lots of things that I hadn’t done before. Not many schools can offer the facilities that they have here.”
College has given me the confidence that I need to do well. My Level 3 tutor has really encouraged me, and when I finish studying here I want to start up my own business.”
There are many things I’ve enjoyed about the course. I like that I am able to use different machining processes thanks to lathes and milling machines being in the workshop. This gave me experience on some processes that I might do in the future."
I want to go into architecture, and I want to get into the design side of that. Since being here, art has opened up loads more things for me."
You do a lot of practical work on this programme. I spent so long—years—doing my GCSEs and doing written work, I really wanted to explore the more practical side of studying.”
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