Mum of six boys, Katie decided she wanted to enrol at Leigh College in order to pursue a career ambition but didn’t have the GCSEs from school.
Now 31, Katie has completed her Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health course with full distinctions, earning a place on a prestigious BA (Hons) Midwifery course at Liverpool John Moores University.
“I’d advise that anyone can return to education but seek advice first and attend open days to speak to tutors and current students. This all helped me and I had great support from my tutors who gave a lot of time into us and they really want you to achieve.
“The advanced learner loan paid for my course and took away the worry. I won’t have to pay it back either if I complete my degree."