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Dylan Lamerton, 17, went to school in Saltash before joining the College to study Health and Social Care. As part of his course, he studies English and maths functional skills.
Dylan explained: “I failed my English and maths at school, so I had to make up the grades for my course. Studying them at the College is much more fun. The subjects just seem to make more sense and I understand them better.
“The tutors treat you with respect, like an adult, which you just don’t get in school. They’re really friendly and support you through everything, even if it’s personal or family problems. You know you’ve always got help.”
Dylan has really thrown himself into the student life, playing rugby for the College team and taking advantage of volunteering opportunities at major music events.
Dylan said: “I love sport and play for a local rugby team as well as the College. The tutors want to give you opportunities and I can’t wait to help out at MTV Crashes Plymouth! There are so many opportunities at the College, and it’s really easy to get to from home.”
Dylan has an interest in mental health and would like to combine this with a career in the army.
He concluded: “I’m starting my level 2 studies next year, and want to do my level 3, so I can go to university. I’d like to have the experience of living away from home before joining the army.”