Kayleigh Cole obtained a grade C in her English GCSE this week, having enrolled on a Nacro Sandwell Childcare course in 2014.

She says, “I am so proud of myself for passing my English GCSE. Thank you to Nacro Sandwell and Emma for making my time here enjoyable and pushing me to succeed.”

Senior tutor, Emma Hardy, said:

“Kayleigh came to Nacro in February 2014, when she enrolled on the Level 1 Childcare programme. Kayleigh had Level 1 English skills when she joined us, and she has worked hard to improve.

“When Kayleigh joined the English GCSE course back in September she lacked confidence and was concerned about her abilities. However, Kayleigh worked really hard in the sessions, ensuring she took notes and participated in group discussions. I always felt that Kayleigh had the potential to pass the GCSE but was concerned about her tendency to self doubt. So when the results came last Thursday I was really pleased that she had the result she wanted.”

Kayleigh is now working in a catering environment whilst looking for an apprenticeship or job in health and social care.