A Shropshire health care worker was so inspired by county paramedics that he decided to change his life, with the help of Telford College.
Adam Amoo regularly met paramedics while he was working in health care and after learning more about how they began their careers, he made the decision to go back to college to follow the career of his dreams.
Hear Adam talk to BBC Shropshire radio about his career journey
“I enjoyed my health care role, but I knew I had more to give, and so I attended an open event at Telford College to talk to tutors about where to start,” said 36-year-old Adam, from Stirchley.
“I enrolled on GCSE maths and English courses, which are free to any adult who does not already have a pass grade, and I worked hard to complete my studies.
“The most memorable moment of my college journey was definitely receiving a grade six for English and a grade seven for maths.”
Adam said he owed a lot of credit to his Telford College tutors as they worked as hard as he did, and particularly through lockdown, they were extremely supportive and helpful.
“I then enrolled on an Access to Higher Education science course, which is the course for adults who want to go on to university but who don’t have the UCAS points from their GCSEs at school.
“I absolutely love the course, the content, and the tutors, and I’m really looking forward to the future.”
Thanks to the path he has taken, Adam has not paid out any money for tuition fees so far, and won’t have to pay anything at all if he achieves his full degree.
Adam will now move on to the University of Wolverhampton where he will be studying Paramedic Science, and he hopes to join the NHS as a junior paramedic once his studies are completed.
A new range of adult courses is due to start at Telford College in January. For more details visit www.telfordcollege.ac.uk/new-year-new-start