Despite the challenging circumstances facing learners this year, due to Covid, a Cymoedd learner has taken another step closer to achieving her ambition.
Ellie Wilkins, from Mountain Ash is currently studying on the Level 3 Beauty course at the Nantgarw campus after successfully completing her Level 2 course and recently completed Dermalogicaâ€™s Aspire Award, which was launched in October.
As a mum of a busy 4 year old Ellie committed every spare moment to undertake a series of industry related skills focussed workshops; alongside her vocational course and GCSE Maths. The topics, delivered by experienced skin care specialists via Dermalogicaâ€™s online learning platform included Health & Safety protocols, skin analysis and application techniques; which will benefit her in achieving her goal of setting up her own Beauty business.
Speaking about the course, Ellie said â€œI really enjoy studying Beauty at the college and Iâ€™m always keen to learn more skills. I was delighted to achieve the Award and Iâ€™m eager to progress to the next training – Dermalogica Enhanced Employability. Iâ€™m also grateful to the college for organising tutorials such as â€˜Setting up a Businessâ€™, as Iâ€™m sure they will be beneficial for me when looking towards my futureâ€.
Congratulating Ellie, Beauty Therapy Lecturer Emma Wilson added â€œEllie has shown real commitment to her studies, juggling her course work with her family commitments. She is a very ambitious learner and an inspiration to her peers. With her knowledge, skills and determination I am sure she will achieve her goal to set up her own Beauty businessâ€.
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