Joanna Park (30) and mother of four, started on Level 2 Business  Administration course to help her husband with his business, and then progressed on to Level 3. Her tutor told her she was very able and could progress to the Higher National Diploma in Business so she decided to ‘go for it’.

Joanna said “This is the best thing I’ve ever done. It was great. I found that I was actually quite intelligent – the college had realised my potential!  I did the first assignment and got a Distinction and suddenly realised I could do it.”

Joanna graduated from the HND with a Distinction pass and progressed direct to the final year of a degree course at University of Portsmouth, graduating with a 1st class Honors degree in Business Administration. She is now studying the part-time Certificate in Education course and has just been appointed as a member of college staff to teach Level 2 Business Administration.

Douglas Clements, Head of Department said “Joanna was a star pupil and we are delighted to have her in our teaching team.”

Picture shows Joanna receiving her HND from the Principal, Debbie Lavin.

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