Former Student Jonathan Visits The Henley College

Former student Jonathan Hunt, 25, from Caversham, Reading now runs a Pre-School room in a private day nursery.

Former student Jonathan Hunt, 25, from Caversham, Reading, now runs a Pre-School room in a private day nursery and recently returned to visit his former teacher Suzie King. We questioned him about his experience at The Henley College.

"I attended The Henley College from 2014 – 2017. I studied Level 2 Children’s Learning & Development 2014–2015 and then went onto study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, 2015-2017. I got on well achieving Distinction* in my Level 2 Childcare and Triple Distinction* in my Level 3 Health & Social Care.

My first impression of The Henley College was warm and friendly. I attended Chiltern Edge School, which was a partner school and had a pre-visit to the collage which helped.

The Henley College has a positive and good reputation. I remember past student of the college come and speak to me at school about Childcare & Health & Social Care

I loved all my lecturers, they were all fun, passionate and gave a breath of experience in each area they lectured in, from Health & Safety to Health Psychology.

I always wanted to be a teacher and loved learning. But originally no, I didn’t want to go into Childcare and look at me now - I wouldn’t change it for the world! If you don’t get the grades you want from school, there are always alternate routes and it's never wrong to change your mind. I left school wanting to be a teacher changed my mind to Adult Nursing then with my Childcare experience changed to Paediatric Nursing (Children’s Nursing) which I studied at the University of Surrey after Henley between 2017-2018.

I always have had a passion to learn and teach. I have always been told by others about my warm and kind nature and always knew my career would involve helping & supporting and looking after others.

I have a passion for learning and to study. I am very much enjoying my job and interested to pursue higher qualifications in education or teaching.

The Henley College helped me grow as a person; I met friends with others in my class as well as my lecturers. My time at college was special and it got the best out of me as a person, my confidence grew to places I didn’t think was possible and I was pushed to achieve my very best, which anyone is capable of, as long as you have the passion and support, which I very much did at The Henley College.

My advice for a 15-16-year-old thinking about their future is to go after what you want, it's okay to fail or have to try again and its okay to change your mind. Even experienced adults and staff can be scared and they all had a first day too as a student, on the job etc. If you don’t try something, then you may never know."

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