A former R.E.A.L. learner came back to share his experiences and achievements from his time at R.E.A.L with those at Sandhills.

The learner left R.E.A.L. at the end of the last academic year and now studies at Chesterfield College. He explained his journey through R.E.A.L., from starting as a 2:1 learner, to going into group lessons before eventually becoming a student mentor.

Claire Colley, Learning Manager said: “The current learners were very interested to hear how far he had come and that he was now doing his GCSEs.”

He’s now on a mechanics course and is also studying for his Maths and English GCSEs.

Claire said: “It was a really inspiring talk for our learners to hear from someone who’s been in their position.”