"I chose to study at Blackburn College because I knew that its Childcare and Education course would offer the right opportunities for me and my future career."

Matthew currently studies Blackburn College’s Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) and is in his first year of the two-year course.

Matthew said: “I chose to study at Blackburn College because I knew that its Childcare and Education course would offer the right opportunities for me and my future career.

“What I am enjoying the most about the course so far is the variety of work placement opportunities that are available to you. You are learning practical elements as you do them.

“Blackburn College is already preparing me for the future by helping me develop an understanding of how I need to act when supporting children. I have enjoyed multiple subjects including the Pregnancy and Foetal Development module.”

He added: “I can already see the tutors’ commitment to supporting their students. They have provided me with knowledge on proceeding to University once I finish studying at the College.

“I have a strong idea of what I would like to do next. I want to head to University and work towards a career in Primary School Teaching.”