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Louise Bailey joined Wirral Met in 2014 to complete GCSE English, GCSE Science and maths to prepare her to study higher education. In 2015, Louise completed the Pre-Access to Health and Social Care course, followed by the Access to Higher Education Nursing and Allied Health Professions course in 2016.

Louise said: “As a mature student it was scary coming back to education but all the different tutors I met along my journey really supported me with every next step. I spent just over 3 years with Wirral Met and this time really prepared me for higher education.

“I gained skills in essay writing and referencing that are just invaluable when starting at university and really give you the advantage for the first assignments. I am really glad I made the decision to study at Wirral Met to start my journey, and the confidence and friends I made for life.”

Louise is due to start her fourth and final year at Edge Hill University this September, where she is undertaking a Masters in Child Nursing and Social Work.

Louise added: “I am hoping to gain employment in a new role being created and I would be an Integrated Practitioner. The nature of Nursing and Social Work means it is lifelong learning so I wouldn’t say no to doing a PHD or some research in the future.”

Access to Higher Education (HE) courses are designed to prepare adults aged 19+ to study at degree level and other university courses. We offer Access to HE courses in Biomedical Science, Health and Social Care, Midwifery, Psychology and Social Studies. Explore our courses here.

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