The former Westhoughton based joiner took his first steps towards his dream job as a physiotherapist, studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health.
John was inspired towards a career in health by caring for his mother following an accident. He excelled in his course and has now progressed to study physiotherapy at The University of Central Lancashire.
"I never thought I'd be academic enough to come back to education but I re-sat my English and science GCSE's before enrolling onto the Access course. I then achieved distinctions in my science assignment which was great.
"I'd recommend the course, the tutors are always willing to help and if it's is something you want to do go for it."