"I knew what days I would be in for study which meant I had the luxury of planning my work and life commitments around my course well in advance."

Kelly said: “I chose to study at Blackburn University Centre because my partner was studying the BSc (Hons) Construction (Building Surveying) course there and I found it very interesting when he told me about it. I was working in Housing at the time.

“My partner Richard would tell me how much he enjoyed the course and it got me thinking that I could do something similar. Blackburn University Centre offered this opportunity perfectly, as I knew what days I would be in for study which meant I had the luxury of planning my work and life commitments around my course well in advance.

“What I liked most about the course is that it gave me the confidence to continue my Higher Education in Construction by progressing on to a degree. I started the course with basic knowledge but left with a solid foundation.

“This foundation has led me to the University of Salford where I am studying BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management.

“I really enjoyed the smaller class sizes at Blackburn University Centre because it meant the learning experience was personalised due to more one-to-one time with the lecturers.”