Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree FdA
"I have always liked the idea of working with children and after 10 years of working in retail I decided to make it a reality. I was unsure which avenue to take in the sector and the course covered a wide range of possibilities. I was interested in studying it at a college, rather than a university, as class sizes would be smaller and I felt that the support from the tutors would be more easily accessible. I have enjoyed the mix of tutorials and practical work and my placement in settings throughout the course has been vital to my learning. As well as developing practical skills and knowledge, attending the course has given me the opportunity to make some very good friends. It has also helped me to decide which area I would like to specialise in and what to do after I graduate."
"I first started at Guildford College in 2008, on the Site Carpentry NVQ 2. I then followed it up with a further year to achieve an NVQ 3 in the same subject. My college tutor at the time recognised my ability and recommended I try and get a place on the Construction HNC, which I am now in the second year of and approaching the end in June/July having obtained some good grades. I have continued to study at Guildford College as I found the staff very encouraging and helpful when trying to achieve your full potential. In the near future with these qualifications I plan to become a building site manager, with the eventual goal of owning my own property development company."
International Travel & Tourism Operations Management Foundation Degree FdA
"I choose Guildford College because it has a fantastic reputation as one of the most successful colleges in the south east. The Travel and Tourism Management Operations course is really good if you have passion for travel. It was the best time of my life and I got to meet the most incredible people. I am now working for Kuoni Travel (HQ) in Dorking, working on the e-business team, developing travel on the website."
"I am really enjoying my course at Guildford College. The tutors are fantastic and the people on my course are really friendly. I’m hoping, when I finish my course to go to the University of Surrey to do a Business top up degree and would like to be an events organiser/co-ordinator."
Counselling Foundation Degree FdSc
"I have had my own businesses throughout my life and only attended school to O Level standard – I was excited and become part of a degree course. I firstly studied NCFE 1, 2 and 3 in Counselling in order to get a place on this course. I’m hoping to set up my own counselling career, but am also considering staying on in education. Ultimately, I’d like to be fully employed in the counselling profession, using what I have learned in tutorials."