At her own pace, and with the support of her Tutors, Iveta successfully completed several part time essential skills courses at the College, including Essential Skills Literacy, Maths, and ICT, as well as GCSE Maths and ICT user skills Level 2. Alongside developing her essential skills, Iveta studied Administration (Business Professional) full time, progressing from Level 2 – 4, which she is currently studying at the Erne campus.
Even though the learning experience was hugely different than Bulgaria, Iveta settled in very quickly and enjoyed the learning process.
She said: “I was apprehensive at first and felt language barriers may hinder my success, but the smaller class sizes and the lecturers made the process much easier and more enjoyable. They offered an abundance of support, guidance, and engagement, which helped me progress and inspired me to achieve my best.
Being surrounded by the culture and the language, enhanced my performance and I enjoyed communicating with my colleagues and tutor as well as completing tasks, in a more modern and practical way.”
Iveta also enjoyed the flexibility of the Administration course, as it allowed her to choose areas of interest that best fitted her needs, helping Iveta address personal and development needs, that she wanted to improve.