STAFF and students at West Cheshire College are once again celebrating 100% attainment for Level 2 qualifications.
These equate to GCSEs and provide students with an ideal route into continuing education, apprenticeships or jobs in their chosen fields.
Principal Sara Mogel said: “We’re thrilled to see our students doing so well. Many of them, from across a broad age range, come to us having not achieved some of the basic standards they need to progress into further study.
“With our support and their hard work they have proved again the learning environment we provide is a route to success.
“We are delighted many of our Level 2 students are staying with us to study to Level 3 with a view to going on to university, apprenticeships with employers or jobs.”
Among the successful students is Qiang “Danny” Chen.
He came to England from China nine years ago speaking almost no English and having never travelled abroad before.
But since then the 26-year-old, who lives in Ellesmere Port, has mastered the language and been awarded top possible Distinction* grade in his Level 2 BTEC in business studies.
Danny enrolled at West Cheshire College for two years to learn English while also working in a restaurant.
His commitment and abilities were soon spotted by tutors who encouraged him to enrol on the business studies course.
He said: “England is very different to China so it was difficult in the beginning but I had a lot of support from the college tutors.
“The course has been helpful and helped me work well with customers and colleagues and my employers.”
In September Danny will be back at the college to begin his Level 3 qualification in business studies while still working and looking at setting up a business of his own.