About you and background
My name is Chloe Hayes and I’m an 18 year old student. I’m from the Pontypridd area. Before the Covid pandemic I enjoyed doing swimming leagues, I have many certificates and medals although when I did start swimming I had to have many lessons because I was the only one in my friendship group that couldn’t swim. I love travelling around the world and seeing all the different cultures and values from many different parts of the world.
Pontypridd High School
What course are you studying at Coleg y Cymoedd?
Level 3 Health and Social Care
What made you decide to study at Coleg y Cymoedd?
I didn’t have a good experience in six form and it was a last minute switch. I wanted to be somewhere that I felt wanted and where there was help and support available.
Why did you choose to study this course?
I originally wanted to sign up to do counselling because at the time I wanted to do psychology with counselling in university but then the one of the tutors from the health and social care department spoke to me about the course. Speaking to the tutor made me want to do this course and they made me aware that counselling skills is involved in year 2.
What are the benefits of studying at Coleg y Cymoedd?
- A lot of help available
- 1 to 1
- Free internet at the college
- Often tutors allow you to stay later if you need help
What do you intend to do next?
To go to university to study psychology with developmental disorders.
How is the course helping you achieve your ambitions?
It helped me get the correct grades and to stay on track. It was also the decision maker that helped me decide what I wanted to do.
How will studying impact on your life?
I think that It will impact my life positively because all the hard work will pay off and I’ll be able to achieve my dream job as a clinical psychologist also hopefully earn a lot of money 😅
Would you recommend this college and this course to others?
Yes definitely, I’m glad I made the switch when I did.