“I have always had an interest in mental health and how best to support people who suffer from enduring mental ill health.
"After consideration, I applied for Fife College online and was accepted on to HNC: Social Services after an interview.
"The course really interested me. Although there was a lot of theory, and it was a lot to remember, it was all transferable into real life and I could relate it to my experiences with placement work - which was also arranged as part of the course.
“I feel that the skills and knowledge I gained from the course enable me to do my job better than I would have if I did not complete the course.
"I now work full-time with the organisation that supplied me with my placement.
“I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who has intentions to work in the care sector as it really opened my eyes as to what effects different circumstances can have on people and how they may be best supported.”