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Ellen Shanks; Belfast Met allows you to reach your goals.

My studies at Belfast Met...
"I am currently studying the CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children's Care, Learning, and Development and have successfully completed Childcare Level 2 and 3 as well as Play Work and CACHE Level 3 Autism. Studying at Belfast Met has been brilliant throughout the years because of the facilities and the staff who have been supportive and helpful, giving one-to-one support when needed.

I decided to study the CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children's Care, Learning, and Development as it would allow me to progress into Stranmillis University and venture to further education. As a result of my positive experience at Belfast Met, I wanted to go back to education to gain this qualification."

Since studying at Belfast Met...
"I have gained a lot of confidence and support through the teaching staff at Belfast Met. I have previously struggled with coursework and exams; however, I have received excellent support from mentors that has helped me gain skills when studying to enable me to excel in my studies. I have also been given multiple opportunities and brilliant experiences due to my knowledge and experience through studying at Belfast Met."

My biggest achievement so far...
"I have been getting offered jobs, experiences, and leadership opportunities within all the primary school placements I have completed. These placements were during my childcare studies which have allowed me to become a professional, experienced, and knowledgeable practitioner.”

I would encourage all prospective students to study at Belfast Met…

“I have had a brilliant experience here, attributing this to the facilities and support professionals throughout the whole college making your experience excellent. Belfast Met allows you to reach your goals, as well as many different courses which help you gain the best education you could receive."

My journey to Stranmillis...

"I have successfully achieved a conditional offer at Stranmillis University, and I am on the path to achieving the best grades I could achieve at my current course, helping me progress into Stranmillis. The tutors on my course have always supported me when completing big assignments which has helped me gain high grades. The tutors have also supported me through the application and interview processes by referring me to careers professionals within the college. This allowed me to get the best advice and support, which I couldn’t have done on my own."

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