“One of my learners was not really interested in much at all, he had low confidence, doesn’t like working in lessons, doesn’t like exams and hasn’t had much success at school up to now. He was my biggest concern.  We gave him a mentor and we helped him to realise that what he was achieving in Health and Fitness, he could start to apply to other areas of his school life. The positive impact of gaining a merit has given him self-confidence and belief, and he’s going on to study mechanics at college – something he couldn’t previously have done because he wouldn’t have had the qualifications to get in”.

Corby Technical School, Northamptonshire