Home » Case Studies » Matthew – Access to Computing

Matthew – Access to Computing

Returning to a familiar enviroment after previously studying his A-levels at the College, meant that Matthew was more comfortable in returning to education and re-training.

"The lecturers were amazing and we did a lot of programming and hands on stuff, which was really exciting and interesting"

Share this story

Course: Access to Computing

Progression: Degree Apprenticeship at JP Morgan

Completing A-levels Maths, Pysics and Electronics and Matt was originally looking to pursue a career in Engineering, but after deciding he wanted to look at a career change and follow his own path, he spoke to a friend who had studied computing locally and recommended the course at Truro College and he began his own journey into the digital sector.

Matthew said: “I have become a more independent and confident person at College. It has taught me you really have to knuckle down and I realised to get something out of it, you really have to put the work in, it’s hard, but its worth it at the end.”

“It was nice to see the industrial side of computing as well. We got to spend some time with different people in cyber security and other specialist areas, so we got to know an overall view of computing.”

“The most interesting part of the course for me was programming, because you can create virtually any sort of app or system. It’s your own thing, you can test it, and you are able to problem solve.”

“I chose Truro and Penwith College as i had been here before to complete my A-levels so i knew the campus, but it was also a way to carry on staying in Cornwall, and be able to be surrounded by the beaches and not have to leave. ”

“The lecturers were amazing and we did a lot of programming and hands on stuff, which was really exciting and interesting”

“I decided to go into computing as it was something I wanted to pursue rather than doing it for anyone else. My advice would be to follow what you want to do”

After his access course, Matthew is off to complete a four year Digital Solutions degree apprenticeship that will see him gain his masters degree on completion and focus on networking and cyber security.

Related stories

Diane – Access to Nursing and Human Sciences

Course Studied: Access to Nursing and Human Sciences Currently Studying: Mental Health Nursing at Plymouth…

Read Story

Katie – Access to Nursing & Human Sciences

Course: Access to Nursing & Human Sciences Hometown: Truro Progression: Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship with…

Read Story
A student with long dark brown curly hair with a yellow headband and red lipstick smiles at the camera.

Miranda – Access to Science

Course: Access to Science My Story: Miranda was in full time employment at a Dental…

Read Story

Steve – Access to Creative Media and Photography

Course: Access to Creative Media and Photography My Story:  After leaving school at 15 and…

Read Story

Sign up to keep up to date with the latest events & announcements

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road

  • Reset
  • Result Type