"I joined Northampton College straight from school. I was a bit bored of sitting in a classroom and found it very repetitive. I was looking for a new challenge and thought that the multi-skills course was a good way to find out what trade I would like to go into.
"I enjoyed it, especially the new ACE centre with amazing facilities. The teachers were great. It made such a massive difference to just sitting in the classroom and being told to learn. You are treated more like an adult, given more responsibility and more of a challenge.
"I soon discovered that plumbing was my favourite discipline and the tutors were great at providing extra work so I could continue learning even though all my assignments were complete. I’m now continuing at the College studying Level 2 Plumbing and I’d recommend the multi-skills course to anyone unsure about which route to take as you learn about all the trades - carpentry, electrics, plumbing, brickwork and painting and decorating. It’s a great mixture and not only helped me to decide which course to focus on but has also taught me valuable life skills. When you know what you want to do it’s a massive weight off your mind."