Freya Whyte

Level 1 - Diploma in Light Maintenance & Repair Principles

Freya Whyte automotive student

Freya has always liked cars and remembers playing with toy ones when she was a little girl. Despite this, she ended up doing an art course after school and because she didn’t like it, her attendance was not great. However, then she started on the Automotive Level 1 course at Swindon College and her motivation came back instantly.

She said:

It’s close to my house so I can walk in to college and I still have plenty of time outside of lessons to enjoy my hobbies, like horse riding. I am looking forward to doing Level 2. I am thinking of then going onto an apprenticeship in the future.

I used to suffer with anxiety but on this course, I feel fine because I enjoy it a lot and have made lots of friends, which are both male and female. There is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at Swindon College and it’s easier to blend in here. I feel safe here and that’s important to me as I have been bullied in the past.