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I left school at 16 with no formal qualifications but thanks to NWRC Strabane’s Access Course I’m now training to be a midwife

22 May 2020
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Mum of two Cora Quinn from Clady studied the Access Course at NWRC Strabane, went on to the University of Ulster where she completed the BSc hons in Adult Nursing, spent 2 years working as a staff nurse in Critical Care and is currently studying Midwifery at QUB.

Cora explained: “I had left school at 16 years without any formal qualifications, when I was finished having my family and knew I could commit to full time study I returned to study by doing essential skills Maths and English, Diploma in Health & Social care followed by the Access course in 2012. I had always wanted to be a midwife so this is why I needed the access course to help me achieve this.

“I found the course really well put together covering a wide range of learning to leave you ready for multiple further studies. The Maths and IT modules were a great advantage to have. Having the choice of part time and full time study was also an advantage for anyone working part time or with family commitments.

“This course was very intense but prepared me greatly for further studies at University of Ulster studying Adult Nursing, and now at Queens studying Midwifery. The teaching staff were very encouraging and supportive throughout the course.”

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