"I joined Northampton College in 2019 after moving to England from Moldova. My dad was established in Northampton and my brother had already made the move and was studying at the College. I spent the whole summer wondering whether I should go or not. I’d never studied in English before and my parents were worried.
"Determined to do well, I began Level 1 Business as well as studying English. I immediately noticed a huge difference, despite not knowing any English it was so much better. The teachers were really supportive and made me feel at ease – they told me it wasn’t a problem if I couldn’t speak much English and to just try my best. I made friends quickly and really enjoyed the course and the fact it wasn’t just studying from books. It was so interesting. I worked my way up from Level 1 to 3 and I’m looking forward to continuing my learning at the College studying a Higher National Certificate.