"I have had vital insight into the role of a midwife, which will prepare me for my course of choice."

Melissa studied Blackburn College’s Health and Social Care Cadet Programme Level 3 Extended Diploma and achieved Distinction Star, Distinction Star, Distinction (D*, D*, D). Congratulations and good luck, Melissa!

Melissa said: “I’m really pleased with my BTEC Results! I chose to study at Blackburn College because I knew the Cadets course was very practical and hands on which is what I wanted from a health care qualification.

“Completing over 700 hours of work experience on placements across multiple areas in many health care environments such as hospital wards is important for developing our skills. It has definitely got me ready for the next stage of my education which is University.”

She added: “At Blackburn College, I have been given a lot of support which is helping me move towards the educational outcomes I am aiming for. I have had vital insight into the role of a midwife, which will prepare me for my course of choice.

“I’m excited to be going to Edge Hill University to study my dream Degree – BSc (Hons) Midwifery.”