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Oluwa Abiade

Level 3 - BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in IT


Oluwa, 19, is currently studying BTEC IT Level 3 Diploma (90 Credits). Oluwa has tried to study at other colleges and found the courses weren’t for him, so he made the decision to be closer to home and undertake his BTEC at Swindon College.

Oluwa expresses his appreciation for the facilities he has access to and says

The library here is really good, and it’s a focussed environment which is something that is beneficial for someone like me. I feel I can focus more on work and have a feeling of purpose at Swindon College; I am here to achieve the qualifications so I can move on to bigger things.

With a passion for business and owning his own business, Oluwa explains that he has set up a business which is currently in production.

Building my website and learning all elements of a functioning business is helping me in my course, although as you can imagine, juggling both is very time consuming. My website is my core motivation however, it is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

After completing the course, alongside his business Oluwa is aiming high and would love to go to Oxford or Southampton University to obtain a degree.

In five years, I hope to be a successful and influential businessman. This probably sounds big-headed, but unless you set yourself up for ambition, you won’t achieve your goals. If you have an idea, just try it.