Success at Barnardo's Employment Training and Skills North (ETSN)
"After I got my GCSE results, I didn’t know what to do. I’d started a Tourism and Travel course at college, but soon dropped out as we spent most of our time studying from text books - this just wasn’t for me.
Then I found out about Barnardo’s Palmersville Training Centre (now Barnardo's Employment Training and Skills North). I met with an advisor and explained my interest was beauty and that I wanted a really hands-on course.
I enrolled on their level one Beauty and Therapy straightaway. Barnardo’s also helped me get funding to cover my everyday costs.
I’m now studying level three. I love the course; it’s really practical and I meet new people, experiment and learn new things every day.
Next year I’ll graduate with an NVQ, which means I can get a job doing the thing I love."