Unsure of what career path to follow, Kaitlin opted to study Eastleigh College’s Enterprise Skills course which develops employability skills while allowing students to get a taste of a wide range of subjects.
The course whet her appetite for learning more about the travel industry and, after completing a Level 3 Travel & Tourism Diploma, she is now studying for an International Tourism & Hospitality Management Degree at Bournemouth University.
"I was home schooled, which worked really well for me but I was keen to take my maths GCSE which is why I first attended Eastleigh College’s open day.
“I decided to do GCSE English as well, even though I really didn’t like it much, and did a Level 2 Enterprise Skills course which looked interesting and touched on lots of different areas. I wanted to keep my options open.
“I was able to quickly move to a Level 3 qualification as the teaching is really personalised and the tutors won’t let you stand back. At the same time, they are really supportive; so experienced, knowledgeable and good at teaching. They made the learning fun.