The teachers on my course are my favourite part of Brock. They are so passionate about what they teach and what’s unique about them is that although they’re all fully-qualified teachers now, they didn’t start their careers as teachers. They’ve all worked in business, which means they’re all experts in their individual fields.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
What do you like best about Brock?
The teachers on my course are my favourite part of Brock. They are so passionate about what they teach and what’s unique about them is that although they’re all fully-qualified teachers now, they didn’t start their careers as teachers. They’ve all worked in business, which means they’re all experts in their individual fields. This creates a depth of learning and understanding that wouldn’t be possible without their expert knowledge and experiences.
How do you feel supported in your studies?
The staff have supported me in my decision to choose to study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Studies, even though I was a very academic student at my previous school achieving 13 GCSEs at A* to B. They explained that Vocational diplomas are widely recognised by both universities and employers. It’s hands-on learning that not only develops my knowledge of how a business works but prepares me for life after college.
How has Brock helped you with your next steps?
I had lots of support from Di Roberts, the Principal, when I applied for a combined Business and Management degree and apprenticeship with the BBC. It was a very competitive process, so I was pleased to get as far as the penultimate stage.
What opportunities have you taken while at Brock?
Within my course there are a number of trips we go on and last year we went to Disneyland Paris. Not only was it amazing fun, but we got to see how a real-life, large-scale business like Disney operates through the seminars held for us. That was an opportunity that I wouldn’t have been able to experience without my course.
What has been your highlight at college?
Becoming a Student Ambassador here at Brock has been my highlight. It has helped me improve my confidence and develop skills I didn’t even know I had, including standing up in front of large audiences to deliver a speech as a part of Brock’s Open Events.
What are you planning on doing when you finish at Brock?
I am currently looking at applying for a live events and promotions apprenticeship.
What one piece of advice would you give to prospective students?
Everyone will end up having their own individual experience of college because the two years are a journey that is unique to you. But make the decision that is right for you, not one that other people think is right.