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Georgia Herbert

Georgia Herbert

DCG foundation degree student Georgia glad she fell into business.

Student Georgia Herbert admits that she ‘fell’ into studying business at Derby College but is pleased at how well everything turned out.
 
She is now on the Foundation Degree study programme in Business and Management at the Roundhouse, but that wasn’t her original plan.  
 
After a false start at sixth form, Georgia, now 19, had intended to take three A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre then train to be physiotherapist, with Business her third choice A level after Biology and Sport.  
 
But, after leaving it too late to enrol, she missed out on a place and was panicking about what to do next. Fortunately, a manager at the contact centre where she works suggested she enquire about Derby College’s level 3 Business BTEC, which she did.
 
Georgia said: “Doing the level 3 first rather than the three A Levels required to get on to the foundation degree, has been so helpful. I wouldn’t say I know everything, but a lot of what we’re learning now we’ve already touched on in the BTEC.  
 
We’re currently learning about the self and professional development, looking at the skills you already have and how to develop them to adapt to working in industry. It’s fascinating. I’ve learned such a lot about myself.”  
 
Because Georgia’s lectures are back-to-back – not spread out over the week as they tend to be at university – she’s been able to continue in her contact centre job. She would like to top up to a full degree and is interested in working in employee development, possibly in HR, project management or as a team leader.

Doing the level 3 first rather than the three A Levels required to get on to the foundation degree, has been so helpful. I wouldn’t say I know everything, but a lot of what we’re learning now we’ve already touched on in the BTEC.


 


We’re currently learning about the self and professional development, looking at the skills you already have and how to develop them to adapt to working in industry. It’s fascinating. I’ve learned such a lot about myself.

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