After more than twenty years working in pharmacy, I decided in 2019 that I was being left behind when it came to IT. I needed to up skill and it was now or never, so I took the plunge and signed up for the Medical Administration course. Initially, I was so far out of my comfort zone, I questioned whether I could continue but the encouragement and support that I got, not only from all the staff but also from fellow pupils was what got me through. As the weeks and months went by, I began to adapt and it has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences, far exceeding all my expectations.
The atmosphere in the college is just so warm and friendly, and the staff go above and beyond to help students in every way possible. As a mature student, I was nervous that I wouldn’t fit in but I can honestly say I never felt self conscious or out of place. There was a lovely range of ages in the class and I met some fabulous people on the course.
The Medical Administration course was so interesting and the subjects and modules were very varied. I completed tasks and assignments that I never dreamed possible. Initially I lacked confidence and self belief, but as time progressed my confidence grew and I am now very proud of my achievements.
There were lots of extra tutorials if you needed help with a particular subject and the teachers were all very understanding and friendly. There were also lots of extra curricular activities organized throughout the year and lots of career and recruitment advice.
Looking back on my year in the college it was hard work and took a lot of determination but it was definitely worth every minute and I would totally recommend It to anyone regardless of age…… just go for it. You won’t regret it.