2 December 2020

Jack has completed two study programmes with us. His attendance, attitude and productivity has always been excellent. He is a very committed learner and this is further demonstrated by his continuing support as an army cadet.

However, some time ago, Jack was set upon by a gang whilst walking home. This had a huge impact on his self confidence. At times, Jack found it difficult to stay in class and he would become very agitated.

Arrangements were made for Jack to study by himself and he could always be trusted to complete work set. His GP considered that he was suffering from PTSD.

Over the last few months during his construction course, and with continuing support from staff, he has become far more confident and no longer works by himself, but remains in the classroom. He says that outside of college, he is becoming more sociable, although at times, he still feels nervous about being out on the street by himself, but he says it is getting better.

Jack completed his retail course with YMCA Key College and is our very first learner to complete the construction course as well as being the first to pass the exam for CSCS card. We are very proud of the progress he has made. His tutor is now in the process of arranging interviews for him in the construction industry.