Lewis Jones, a learner from our 16 – 18 Study Programme, found that learning with us has given his confidence a real boost and helped him to get on in life and become more ready for work.
Lewis started in September 2012 on the Foundation Learning programme. He was referred by the Bolsover MAT Young Persons Advisor due to his high levels of anxiety.
Lewis agreed to a work placement in Limestone House, a resource centre, where he helped in the centre in a variety of roles. This gave him the confidence to attend a short course for students with anxiety at West Nottinghamshire College prior to September 2014.
He was awarded DACES Adult Learners’ Week Young Learner of the Year Award in 2014 and was so proud of this. His parents are amazed at the progress and thankful we liaised with them each time he faced a difficulty.
Lewis says “I have grown in confidence and met new kinds of people I wouldn’t have and got some qualifications.”